Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Something new

Was looking at the following in It's Not a Language, It's Not Prayer, and Now It's Not Private Either and thought it worth repeating.

My father used to warn me that if I thought I discovered something in the Scriptures that was new, something that no one had ever seen before, I had better be careful. "Don't run too far ahead of the pack," he would say, "or you might discover that you aren't even on the right trail." That was and remains good advice. Though our practice is determined and regulated by Scripture and not experience or history, we nonetheless need to ask why a fence is where it is before we tear it down. -- Hershael W. York

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