A purely subjective Jesus without the plenary authority of Scripture as His written Word …
Leads to an inauthentic Jesus who is just Being and relationship but not Word and truth.
Likewise, the plenary authority of Scripture without Jesus alive in us …
Leads to an inauthentic Jesus who is just Word and truth but not Being and relationship.
Each extreme – born of an endless cycle of reaction to the other – chronicles two tragic trends of Church history.
Unfortunately, we still see these extremes all too evident today.
Maturity embraces the fulness of Christ – both His Person and what He has revealed in His written Word of Scripture.
Yet where my subjective perception of Him parts with His written self-disclosure and objective precepts, my perception must yield to Scripture.
There can be no maturity in Christ apart from these essentials of the faith.