Theological presuppositions

I have been thinking about the Liar paradox again. (For those who came in late, consider the sentence, This sentence is false. The issue is the internal contradictory nature of the sentence. Also, what is the this referring to?) Also, I am reading Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed by Simon Blackburn.

The problem of paradoxical statements also appears within foundational theological assumptions. Take, All truth is contained within the Scriptures. The paradox lies in the fact that the Scriptures themselves do not make this claim.

My point: can this paradox be escaped? Or do we need to make an assumption that is plausible (received, in faith) and draw truths from that assumption. Are there any foundational statements that can escape the status of being, in some sense, paradoxical?

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