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Art. 21. Affermiamo l’armonia della rivelazione particolare e della rivelazione generale e, conseguentemente, quella dell’insegnamento biblico con i fatti naturali. Respingiamo l’idea che alcuni dei veri fatti scientifici possano essere in disaccordo con il senso autentico di un qualunque testo della Scrittura.


This article continues the discussion of the previous article by noting the harmony of God's general revelation (outside Scripture) and His special revelation in Scripture. It is acknowledged by all that certain interpretations of Scripture and some opinions of scientists will contradict each other. However, it is insisted here that the truth of Scripture and the facts of science never contradict each other.

"Genuine" science will always be in accord with Scripture. Science, however, based on naturalistic presuppositions will inevitably come in conflict with the supernatural truths of Scripture.

Far from denying a healthy interchange between scientific theory and biblical interpretation, the framers of this statement welcome such. Indeed, it is acknowledged (in article XX) that the exegete can learn from the scientist. What is denied is that we should accept scientific views that contradict Scripture or that they should be given an authority above Scripture.

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