What do Presbyterians believe about the authority of Scripture?

– William C. Placher

 The most honest answer would be: different Presbyterians believe many different things. People in our church today have different understandings of Scripture’s authority, and that’s not a new development; it has been in some degree true throughout the history of our tradition. But there is a core of shared beliefs. What follows are some fairly consistent themes, drawn particularly from Calvin and theBook of Confessions…

 

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