SCHOLARLY  INTERPRETERS

Paragraph 11 Basis of Union

11. SCHOLARLY INTERPRETERS

The Uniting Church acknowledges that God has never left the Church without faithful and scholarly interpreters of Scripture, or without those who have reflected deeply upon, and acted trustingly in obedience to, God’s living Word. In particular the Uniting Church enters into the inheritance of literary, historical and scientific enquiry which has characterised recent centuries, and gives thanks for the knowledge of God’s ways with humanity which are open to an informed faith. The Uniting Church lives within a world-wide fellowship of Churches in which it will learn to sharpen its understanding of the will and purpose of God by contact with contemporary thought. Within that fellowship the Uniting Church also stands in relation to contemporary societies in ways which will help it to understand its own nature and mission. The Uniting Church thanks God for the continuing witness and service of evangelist, of scholar, of prophet and of martyr. It prays that it may be ready when occasion demands to confess the Lord in fresh words and deeds.

Scholarly Interpreters in the Basis of Union

 

 

or without those

     

      who have reflected deeply upon,

            and acted trustingly

                   

                      in obedience to,

                            God’s living Word.


 

The Uniting Church acknowledges

that God has never left the Church

 

without faithful

             and scholarly

                            interpreters of Scripture,

 

In particular

 

the Uniting Church enters into

the inheritance of literary, historical and scientific enquiry

which has characterised recent centuries,

 

and gives thanks

 

for the knowledge of God’s ways with humanity

which are open to an informed faith.

 

The Uniting Church lives

within a world-wide fellowship of Churches

in which it will learn to sharpen its understanding

of the will and purpose of God

by contact with contemporary thought.

 

.

 Within that fellowship

 

the Uniting Church also stands

                            in relation to contemporary societies

 

in ways which will help it to understand

                                     its own nature and mission. 

 

The Uniting Church

         thanks God

                  for the continuing witness and service

                         

                              of evangelist,

                                   of scholar,

                                          of prophet

                                              and of martyr.

 

 

It prays that it may be ready

      when occasion demands

               to confess the Lord

 

IN FRESH WORDS AND DEEDS

ABOUT US

The School of Faith is a ministry of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia

ADDRESS
CREEDS AND FAITH STATEMENTS 

PO Box 968,
Newtown, NSW, 2042

accoffice@confessingcongregations.com  

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