Theology vs revelation

Revelation is what God makes known to us. Human knowledge is how we interpret that revelation in our specific context. There are two dangers we must avoid:

1 We must not equate our theologies with revelation. Our understanding is always partial and context shaped.

2 We must not think we are free to interpret revelation as we will, without reference to the universal objective truth revealed in Scripture. We may see only through a glass darkly, but we do see.

P.G. Hiebert 2008 p. 272


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