The Rule of Faith

The Early Church’s dilemma was arresting the tide of false teachers claiming their interpretation of the Faith. Finally they decided that truth must have a measuring rod. One that is historically consistent with apostolic tradition. So in the quest to decide what is orthodox, they had to suppress free speech. The mandate was to weed out acceptable writings and teachings from false doctrine. What survived became known as the Canon of scripture, or the rule of Faith. The measuring rod for truth, love, and unity were balanced by standards of righteousness and integrity

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