Sunday, 19 February 2006

John Stott: a Word About the Authority God's Word Written

John Stott at a conference in Oxford:
The supreme authority in the church is in God's word. It is the ordered loveliness of the created universe. We believe in natural revelation, revealed supremely in Christ and the fullness of the biblical witness to Christ...

The supreme authority of the church is not the Catholic magisterium or liberals of educated opinion. It is in God's Word written to whose authority we must submit and we must submit in the working of the church today.