This article addresses the topic of whether doctrines can be determined from scripture and the writings of the Early Church Fathers without the need to refer to an infallible teaching authority. Two categories ...

This article is limited to non-essential doctrines; the ones that cause so much disagreement among Christians. I exclude the essential doctrines of Christianity (the ones that all Christians agree with).

I call this article "I Believe" to highlight that this topic is necessarily based on personal judgment and interpretation. Everyone comes to their own conclusions. Without an infallibleteaching authority there is no unity of belief.


These are clear ...

These doctrines and teachings require no infallible teaching authority. They can be determined merely from scripture and the writings of the Early Church Fathers (but people disagree) ...


These require an infallible teaching authority ...

These are doctrines which can not be determined merely from scripture and the writings of the Early Church Fathers; they require an infallible teaching authority. (But which infallible teaching authority are we to believe?...)