My friend, Sándor, has compiled my five-part teaching series, “Tradition, Scripture, and the Church”, into a single PDF booklet, and has uploaded it on his Hungarian/English blog, keskeny út – narrow way. Of all the series I’ve written, I believe that this one in particular is the most substantial, ground-breaking, and potentially “eye-opening” to the true nature of the Church, past, present, and future. (As one commenter said in response to my original posting, “I was deeply and personally challenged by your words, and maybe for the first time saw things in crystal-clear focus, where previously the image was somewhat blurred – almost like someone who has received new spectacles!“) That is my hope for all who read this teaching. Please check out Sándor’s blog, and follow the link to the (English) PDF at the bottom of his post. (The link to the Hungarian PDF is at the top.)
God bless you! -David
A hagyomány, a Szentírás és a Gyülekezet – David Bolton
“With anticipation, and not a little trepidation, I am wading into a subject that I believe cannot be over-emphasized as to its significance regarding the Church, past, present and future. I would venture to say that the two most influential forces ever at work in her long history, and those largely responsible for who she is today, are Scripture and Tradition.
If only the marriage of these two were a match fully made in heaven, what an incomparable force they would be for God in the earth! The reality is, however, that they are a heaven-and-earth mixture, an unholy union of divine and human ways, a complex matrix of good, bad and ugly. If ever a love/hate relationship existed, it is here between these two obstinate “soul mates”. Theirs is a marriage marked by the sweetest of affections and the…
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