I was perusing the blogosphere and came across a blog that I know to be very reformed and, in my view, narrow-minded. But often he has some good things to say. Even if he didn’t, I try to read some blogs with a different perspective than I tend to subscribe to, in order to maybe balance me out when I get a little daring theologically. The most recent post was this person’s personal statement of faith.
What stuck me was that the author qualified that this statement didn’t represent a particular denomination, but instead was simply historic, orthodox, biblical Christianity. Among the things included in the statement of faith are TULIP, the objective and propositional nature of scripture, and a dispensationalist bent. I only skimmed over it, since it was quite long, but these three things stood out. There might be more. Anyways, I’d venture to say that those three things are not necessarily an accurate representation of orthodox, historical, biblical Christianity.
I think its dangerous to characterize fairly specific and narrow theologies as historic, biblical, orthodox Christianity. We have lost humility within our theology when we think that ours is the only option.