Re: Seminary Knowledge and Atypical Beliefs
Centurion, You first agree that it is not an either / or situation, but then disregard your agreement.
Originally Posted by Colight
I believe you are right in that love might motivate one towards correct doctrine, but fear might do the same as well. Actually, I think perhaps the emotion of fear is very much involved in your promotion of "sola doctrine".
That last statement, there it is again. You say "rather", as one in exchange for the other. You suppose one cannot be motivated (informed) by any kind of emotion like compassion without disregarding doctrine. Surely there can be a match between the two which results in Paul's "more excellent way". Surely good doctrine informed within us by the Holy Ghost results in the following: Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. God does not abide in us by doctrine alone bringing forth this fruit. Doctrine is not the fourth person of the Godhead. Simple obedience (as opposed to informed obedience) does not produce such either, though I would suspect that some believe this.
Originally Posted by colight
I Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.