I enjoy reading the articles by many of you here at Hubpages; however, I am consistently shaken by the fact that so many people write about Christianity, Jesus, God and the Bible and do so based upon an authority that I am hard-pressed to identify. So then, I am curious, for those of you who write about topics related to Christianity, on what authority to make your truth claims..the Bible, your experience, logic, a particular preacher/pastor/teacher/leader, a dream, etc.
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Deepes, "Personal" does not necessarily negate "Objective". I personally believe that 2 + 2 equals 4' however, this is not merely a subjective perspective.
I believe I did specify that a personal belief is NOT ALWAYS based on objective truth. I marked a distinction. One issue we deal with as Christians is that we have debate the truth from perspective as if 2+2=4 beats 1+3=4 when it is the same trut
Agreed...you did in fact make that distinction. I would press you however on the last statement of 2+2 being the same truth as 1+3; I will leave that alone for now. From your answer is it safe to conclude that for you Scripture is not authoritative?
No that's not a safe conclusion to make. My beliefs are biblically rooted as well as in experience.