Thanks to Berenike:
The 123 Rules:
1. Pick up the book nearest you with at least 123 pages. (No cheating!)
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Count the first five sentences.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five other bloggers.
Sitting directly in front of my bookcase, I picked the one that caught my eye first. It’s going to need explanation :|
“The Bible itself is subject to the same determining principle. ‘The doctrine of this Church’ expresses the sense in which men are to understand the Holy Scriptures. That is to say, the Church declares her doctrine, or reasserts it from time to time with such modifications as the influences at work throughout the changing years may effect, and according to the varying criterion thus established she understands the Scriptures.”
From The Free Church of Scotland: The Crisis of 1900, by Alexander Stewart and J Kennedy Cameron.
[They’re exposing the heinous error of what office-bearers were required to subscribe to at their ordination in the United Free church. It’s a use-vs-mention thing. I could have cheated, but the next closest was the Bible.]
And so I hereby tag: