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Well, I guess as other people would see it then this would be someone who has studied religion at ministers degree level or above.
There are many who understand the true meaning behind Bible scriptures who have no 'recognised qualification' & for this reason I believe it is important to go with your heart & accept the advice of others in certain areas where you feel their words to be correct & enlightening in correspondence with your own beliefs & ideas -even if you hadn't quite realised them yet!
There isn't an authority on scripture. That same notion is what leads many people down the wrong path. There are many people who are sagacious and know the Bible very well, but that doesn't necessarily make them a trusted expert with whom you can rely on their interpretations.
Just like most studies, I'm sure there are many experts as far as the content is concerned, but not necessarily the interpretation of it.
I think that all believers should be 'authorities' on Bible scriptures. When I was of this world, I was only interested in the things of this world and gauged myself by what others said and did. Now that I am a believer, I have to gauge myself by the Word of God becuase I have a new status and need to learn what God is saying. This will be a long process for me but it is only from the scriptures that I know and learn what God wants me to be.
The one who knows the 'Spiritual Philosophy' is an authorised person to interpret the scriptures correctly,
because, the Bible is a Spiritual book.
Apparently anyone who reads it. Too many people use the bible in vain and it's ridiculous.
it's the person who can make others believe they know what they are talking about the best. the bible is so messed up that if a person can make the sheep feel like they understand what is written, then they will be the authoritive person.
I could claim to be an authority, that is if I do not declare that the Bible is messed up. I’m sure someone will challenge that statement with:
“Where did you read that? Where’s your references, show me one example of it being messed up.
I don’t believe that one needs a degree to claim exclusive rights to teach the Bible. No way! Some of the writers were labeled unlettered, and ordinary, but the critics had to admit:
“They used to be with Jesus.”
If I studied Hebrew, Greek, and partly Aramaic, I might claim to be an authority, but that too does not qualify me to make such a claim.
Am I an authority on the Bible? That depends too on the comment I made a few minutes ago:
How would Jesus answer that question: are the churches of today setting a good example? I’ll answer that question with:
“Are they telling people what the Bible really teaches?”
“Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.” (Matthew 7:21)
I am not an authority on the scriptures. I have maybe a dozen memorized, read through the bible(s) several times, and am happy. That is good enough for me.
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