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Where does loving the word stop and Bibliolatry start?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Crabtownboy, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Where does loving the word stop and Bibliolatry start?
     
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    Can you define what you mean?
     
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    Not sure. I don't think I've practiced bibliolatry since I was in a high chair learning to use a spoon.
     
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    Sometimes at the steps of a favorite Baptist college.
     
  5. Revmitchell

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    In my experience with the author of the op it means believing the bible means what it says rather than some allegorical "spiritual" purpose.
     
  6. Zenas

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    Are you suggesting the Bible contains no allegory or are you castigating those who would say it is all allegory and spiritual?
     
  7. Oldtimer

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    "Where does loving the word stop and Bibliolatry start?"

    Often (qualifier) when His word becomes a stone hurled at someone who professes their belief that the version, first published in 1611, is the best one to use to study His word.
     
  8. John of Japan

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    It stops and becomes bibliolatry precisely when the person bows down before the Bible and worships it. I've never seen or heard of that happening, which makes the very concept of Bibliolatry a straw man and a misnomer.
     
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    Great response...I would direct anyone to read Psalm 119 and then ask if the author had an appropriate disposition to the the Law/Word of God, or was he dangerously close to "bibliolatry?"

    It would concede that it is possible and likely that there are those for whom intellectual study becomes an end to itself, divorced from personal knowledge of God or form practice of obedience to it...but that study in itself is not idolatry...study is necessary to know what practical steps to take. How do I know how to respond when someone take my Coat? I know because I have studied and considered God's word on the subject, and revere his Word enough to accept it an obey it to let the person go, and even offer him my shirt...even though I might rather punch the guy and take my coat back.
     
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    Think the OP is directed towards those of us who actually hold to an infallible bible, as to holding to doctrines not in line with "liberal/current unserstandings!"
     
  11. 12strings

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    well, he didn't say...perhaps he will come enlighten us.
     
  12. Revmitchell

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    Which would be nice. In past conversations with him he holds personal experience equal to or higher than scripture.
     
  13. Yeshua1

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    he also appears to hold a "less than" view on Scripture inerrancy/infallibility!
     
  14. Revmitchell

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    NO he does not like those words according to past conversations with him.
     
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    i thought he did not agree with what they meant?
     
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    Liberal double speak
     
  17. John of Japan

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    Amen! Or as the Psalmist said elsewhere, "I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name" (Ps 138:2).
     
  18. 12strings

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    I Guess Crabby has abandoned us to wonder what he meant by his OP...
     
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