There are two principles you will hear if you spend much time in our fellowship:
- We speak where the Bible speaks and are silent where the Bible is silent
- We support our practices by studying the Bible looking for commands, examples and necessary inferences
I am sure someone, somewhere has already pointed this out…but I will go ahead and say it. These two often stated principles are contradictory. #2 is about speaking where the Bible speaks and finding a way to speak where the Bible is silent and making that just as authoritative as when the Bible speaks. It is important we are honest with ourselves about this one. If we really stuck with #1 we would be in much better shape.