By the second century, Irenaeus spoke of the "rule of faith" as a way to understand the basic Christian story with which orthodox Christians (versus Gnostics) should approach the Bible.This "rule of faith" was not the creation of detached scholars, but an account of the gospel and Christian identity rooted in baptism: one reads Scripture as a follower of Jesus, baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
A wide range of voices claims that a crisis of biblical interpretation is taking place. Others approach it only as ancient history, using it as a piece of evidence in answering archeological or sociological questions about the ancient world.
But contrary to many pundits, the crisis does not simply involve a decline in the Bible's authority. Other scholars try to reconstruct the thought of a book or author without considering how God’s Word should impact us today.
Thus, early baptismal creeds—statements of faith—had a Trinitarian character (e.g., the Apostles' Creed) that provided the basic content of the "rule of faith." The Trinitarian rule of faith has been a critical element of Bible reading from the early church through the Middle Ages and the Protestant Reformation.
The term in "rule of faith" is best thought of in terms of "measure." It doesn’t decide the meaning of specific Scripture passages in advance.
A senior administration official said President Trump will make the announcement at 1pm (6pm GMT) from the White House.
Anger: Palestinian protesters burn the US and Israeli flags in Gaza City as President Donald Trump is set to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings from Arab and Western allies alike of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East'He will say that the United States government recognises that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,' a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.'He views this as a recognition of reality, both historic reality and modern reality.'Plunging further into a decades-long dispute over a city considered holy by Jews, Muslims and Christians, Trump will also order planning to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.'It will take some time to find a site, to address security concerns, design a new facility, fund a new facility and build it,' the official said.
Further warnings from world leaders came on Wednesday, incuding from Pope Francis, British foreign minister Boris Johnson and China.'I cannot silence my deep concern over the situation that has emerged in recent days.
Jerusalem is a unique city, sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims,' Pope Francis said today.
Trump is likely to do the same, US officials said, though less quietly.