A very good summary of exactly where biblicism takes you in the end–complete, unfettered individual interpretation, every person their own personal Pope pronouncing judgment on their fellow Christians–and the need for creeds and statements of faith, as well as ecclesiastical authority, to avoid the worst abuses.

Yet, in its attempt to free the Bible from the fetters of the traditions of men, American biblicism has actually removed Scripture from its authoritative function. Rather than being guided by the principle of Sola Scriptura, biblicists have been guided by the egalitarian spirit of the American culture. The result has been a Protestantism that “has been pushed and pulled into its present shape by a democratic or popluist oreintation.”

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