Does the Truth Change? (Part II)

In the previous post I explain some of the definitions St. John Henry Newman gives to doctrine, authority, and private judgement. Now I will seek to explore how Newman uses these definitions to construct a view of theology that can be said to “develop” without changing what Christ taught. First, there exists the issue of when private judgement fails to attain truth. Since private judgement varies from person to person, there are different degrees to which the statements of private judgement can claim to represent truth. Laurence Richardson writes that although private judgement pertains to the individual’s mind, it is … Continue reading “Does the Truth Change? (Part II)”

Does the Truth Change (Part I)

Does the truth change? Does the eternal truth of Christ change? On one hand believers of all creeds will find the notion of truth changing to be anathema! How can the words of scripture, those spoken by Christ, provide foundation for theological doctrines that change over time? Many scholars will point out good evidence that Abraham believed in many gods, that the early apostles did not believe in the Trinity, and challenge a variety of other Christian truths. Using this as evidence of Christian “advancement” in theology, scholars will use these arguments as data to support the Church changing to … Continue reading “Does the Truth Change (Part I)”

The Crescent Moon and the Church of the Nones

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Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:3-4) God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God. (Nicene Creed) A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Revelation 12:1) Are you seeking a Son without a Father? Give me a light without brightness. (Augustine) Light. We define it as a transverse electromagnetic wave, a photon, pure energy having no … Continue reading “The Crescent Moon and the Church of the Nones”