No.Do you infallibly interpret Scripture?
In fact I do not try to "interpret" scripture because I do not speak the original languages that they were written in. I rely on brighter men than you or I (note that I included you here) to interpret scripture. And guess what? They may not have interpreted it infallibly either, which is why many of them have discussions about parts of scripture to determine meaning. Such interpretation and discussion continues on into today and will likely continue into tomorrow and the days beyond.
But to the best of their ability they interpret and translate scripture for us to try and understand. We should lean on them and rely on their input into our understanding. I lean on them. When I find the things I find that started my whole return here on CARM, I didn't make up a new theology, go off and start a new movement, and then return here and proclaim its superiority over the lands. No. I came and laid out what I saw and what I thought it meant. I asked for comment, correction or agreement. Mostly what I got was teaching from the wrong side of the tree. But then I got round about agreement in some sense. And while having these discussions, certain things came up that gave me fodder for internet searches and I was able to find Piper saying basically the same thing. So in that, at least I had my agreement from someone who, well, should know a lot more than you and I do (note that I included you here).
You are normal people, Pete. You try to present yourself as not, but your actions show just how normal you are.(Just a heads up...because, this is a conversation for me, and not a quest for the knock out punch, like most normal people, I'm going to want you to expound. I will actually be interested in your response, and not place limits. A monosyllabic grunt of affirmation or denial will not be adequate to meet the goal of an affable conversation.)
Pete said:Where? WTH did I miss? When I say "I'm going to need your help, because the goal is to get it right," you find an ad hom?
You all mystify me. You need to grow up and put some WoF in you.
I am truly sorry that you found this ambiguous. After twenty years here, not to see that I have been corrected, and have also been correct despite well-intentioned albeit erroneous "correction" reveals more about you than it does about me.
FIrst, I found nothing there ambiguous. You didn't answer his question. You went on a diatribe to describe and answer, a yes or no. There is a difference.
Second, your accusation that there is a revelation here is a direct ad hominem. Something was revealed about me and from the context I'm sure it was not good. That's disparagement. That is an attack upon myself and not what I said.