This the type of dogmatism that I do not think that he is referencing:dogmatic: characterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were factsI try to tread carefully when presenting truth to another and try to make sure they know when I am using a particular interpretation of a verse or passage from the bible. Because not all interpretations (be they presented dogmatically or not) are correct. Heck, the things I once dogmatically believed I no longer see the same way. :)
Kansas Bob, you are correct. In matters in which Scripture is not explicit there is room for difference of opinion, but in the essential tenants of the faith, in the major doctrines of Christianity, there is no truth but Scripture. Pure Christianity is dogmatic. It can't be anything less. If we were talking about our views on the Nephilim, in Genesis 6, then there could be friendly, brotherly debate. But, if I was in discussion with someone who denied the Trinity, I would have to stand dogmatically on the Word of God. No opinions would even matter. Revealed Truth, in the Scriptures,would be my anchor.
Agree on the essentials (like the Trinity) Eddie. But what about those Armenians argue dogmatically with Calvinists? IMO, that is where dogmatism goes a bit nuts. :)
Colossians 4:6 (Amplified Bible)Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you].
Thanks Eddie! That is a verse that I can be dogmatic about! :)
EddieI love that quote from Tozer... He was a firm stubborn man when it came to the word of God, though some what mystical. He never compromised You and your entire family have a blessed and Christ filled Christmas
And why would you quote the Arminian heretic on a Calvinist blog? Methinks you think Arminianism is not so bad after all? :)
Maybe Arminianism is another gospel and Tozer was dogmatically wrong and roasting in the fires of hell? Just a thought:)