Revelation is not a divine promulgation of propositions, nor is faith a believing in such propositions. The theological propositions formulated on the basis of revelation have a secondary status. They do not constitute the content of God's self-revelation but are human and therefore fallible verbalizations..."Nash then explains that revelation, as properly understood, includes a balance between both the objective and the subjective. A wonderful illustration of this is the work of the Spirit and the Scriptures. Nash quotes H. D. McDonald,
a Scripture without the Spirit makes for a fruitless faith, while the Spirit without the Scriptures makes for an undisciplined faith. The one makes for a dead orthodoxy, while the other leads to an unrestrained enthusiasm. The first gives lifelessness to the Church; and the second , license to the individual.Interesting. Especially in light of issues I discuss in my posts on Decision Making and the Will of God, and The Plain Reading of the Text.