A Brethren in Christ approach to reading and interpreting Scripture
From our earliest days, Brethren in Christ believers have maintained a profound commitment to the Bible as the source for Christian belief and practice. In February 2013, 38 women and men from across the Brethren in Christ Church in the U.S. gathered for a Consultation on the Nature of Scripture to reaffirm our commitment to God’s Word and work towards a common understanding of biblical interpretation. The 10 principles that emerged from this Consultation are intended to summarize our core beliefs about the nature of the Bible, as well as provide some basic guidelines for reading and interpreting it. As self-described “people of the Book,” we view this as a way to reemphasize the value that we place on the Bible as God’s authoritative Word and to renew our pledge to study it together and build our lives on its truth.
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