this would indicate that development and interpretation is essential.-
BaptismThis is another issue, scripture is not clear. It was a development that brought in infantbaptism.[See Appendix A]So we can see doctrine has developed, just as scripture left gaps that have nowdeveloped. There is a divine wisdom that we can see creating doctrine, in the sameway that we can see a divine direction behind evolution.p.63:“Thus developments of Christianity are proved to have been in the divinecontemplation of its divine author, by an argument parallel to that in which we inferintelligence in the system of the physical world. In whatever sense the need and itssupply are a proof of design in the visible, in the same do the gaps, if the word may beused, which occur in the structure of the original creed of the Church, make itprobable that those developments, which grow out of truths which lie around it, wereintended to fill them up.”The key is that we have development. The whole is there but hidden or not seen. Thusthe old is the same as the new. Thus Jesus said: “I am here to make the law perfect.”For example the Beattitudes – simplicity and mystery. Parables.
Matthew 5:2-10 (New International Version)
and he began to teach them saying:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.They evidence the idea of a ‘code of divine truth’ ever to be interpreted.