While it is more sophisticated and healthier than the
chaos autonomy of the low-church evangelical, and it does slow the inherent mechanism for self-destruction and schism that is inherent in the evangelical mindset, it still comes up short. If Scripture qualifies and subordinates human authorities and traditions, then it must qualify and determine the canon. Yet this is the very thing that can’t be done. You can’t know what is Scripture without presupposing a canon, yet a canon is a human tradition.
Do you see what is happening? The Scripture is supposed to qualify and limit our traditions, but it is the canon–which is a human tradition–which qualifies and limits Scripture.