We Become The Final Authority

Lectio Divina pt

David Helms on the danger of Lectio Divina:

“When we stop the hard work of understanding the words that the Spirit has given us and work exclusively in the “mind of the Spirit,” we become the final authority on meaning. We begin to lay down “truths” and “advice” that are biblically untenable or unsupportable. We may do so for good reasons, such as our sense of the moral health of our people or a genuine desire to renew the world we live in. But, nevertheless, we begin operating outside of orthodox doctrine. We confuse “thus sayeth the Lord” with “thus sayeth me.” We ask our congregations to trust us instead of trusting the Word.”

Source and read more: http://www.challies.com/articles/a-danger-of-lectio-divina?utm_content=bufferb9514&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


One thought on “We Become The Final Authority

  1. I found LD helpful because i was in a group of people who could together discern what we were learning together.
    I liked that the image you found uses a few new Portuguese words, thanks for helping me to learn them.

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