When revelation is no longer special

William J. Abraham on the injuries caused by modern loss of a doctrine of special revelation:

In fact, without the context of a whole network of claims about special revelation, the recourse to Scripture collapses. The modern loss of a working concept of divine revelation makes this patently manifest, for in those theological circles which can make no sense of any appeal to special divine revelation, Scripture simply becomes a body of ancient texts whose moral relevance has long been abandoned.

Source: Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology


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  1. I think this pretty much explains why many in our church are willing and even eager to marry homosexual couples, and to see increasing wealth as a sign of God’s favor. We are desperately in need of reclaiming an understanding of scripture as divine revelation.

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