Quite often I receive emails asking for interpretation of biblical passages. I am honored that you would consider asking me for my views...My work is an evolution in understanding. What I knew yesterday is only a platform for what I am learning today. It is a springboard for what I will learn tomorrow. Today may require me to abandon what I knew yesterday. Tomorrow I may have to do the same.
What this means is that I do not find much comfort in dogma or doctrine. What this means is that I am often confronted with biblical material that requires me to put aside my past beliefs. What this means is that I have to trust the character of the God I serve, not the accumulation of information that I presently have about the God I serve. What this means is that I will often be mistaken, misdirected, confused and concerned, but I will not abandon the quest to know Him, no matter where it leads.
My faith does not depend on a creed, a statement of beliefs or a collection of doctrines. Since all of these are but human attempts to probe the depths of an infinite God, I know they will all ultimately fall short of knowing Him. I am human, finite in perspective, limited in my grasp of my role in the cosmos. In the end I have only what Qohelet offers. ”Fear God and keep His commandments.”I am glad to offer my perspective on your questions, but that is all it is – my perspective. It may be carefully considered, well reasoned and biblically sound, but it is just where I am now at this moment in the long journey toward His presence. I am eternally grateful to those of you who have elected to come along with me as we explore, discover and revise. But I am just like you – agonizing over not yet knowing, hoping to see Him in the light. Skip Moen, D. Phil.
most progressive man. We have all seen this when doing arithmetic. When I have started a sum the wrong way, the sooner I admit this and go back and start over again, the faster I shall get on. There is nothing progressive about being pigheaded and refusing to admit a mistake” ~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity