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THE SCHOLARSHIP LIMITATION PRINCIPLE

 

 

Copyright September 22, 2005 10:32 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

Updated September 22, 2005 10:51 AM CST

Copyright September 22, 2005 10:51 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

The “Scholarship Limitation Principle” states:

 

There are only three ways you can determine the “true text” of the Bible:  (1) spiritually guided common sense (spiritual, rational insight), (2) putting your faith in one or more scholars, and (3) the personal production of scholarship.  Method number 2 asks you to put your faith in people (we should only put our faith in people when it comes to “doing the right (righteous) thing” and only if they have faithfully lived a righteous life…we should never put faith in people to produce anything that meets human need, though we may still use what they produce) and method number 3 is beyond the ability of most people.