XX. Of the Authority of the Church. The Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: and yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another. Wherefore, although the Church be a witness and a keeper of Holy Writ, yet, as it ought not to decree any thing against the same, so besides the same ought it not to enforce any thing to be believed for necessity of Salvation. On the contrary, my friend, the approach taken is well within the confines of Article 20. The method put forward is interesting, and perhaps to me a little novel, yet that of itself does not make it wrong. The suggestion that the method should be applied equally through scripture would be unusual, as there are many different parts of scripture, many different genres of literature, and how we expound and understand the text, will take that into account, along with context and historical setting. As we have been discussing the early chapters of Genesis my mind goes back to a Bedouin Campsite, as we sit around the fire and talk about the stories our fathers and grandfathers told us about how things came to be. And this does not need to compete with the moderns stories well tell of Big Bangs and Evolution. All of this is bound in seeking after truth, and trying to understand, who are are, and how we came to be here, and where do we go from here. It is on this last point, the hope of the gospel, where the Christian Story is rather more hopeful than the story of science in the modern era with its contemporary and pressing apocalyptic.