Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Churchly Unity

I do not think that evangelical unity is particularly important or something to which we should aspire.  Christian unity is; but Christian unity, if it is to be achieved this side of glory, will be a churchly unity.  Evangelicalism is a non-churchly category. It does not organize churches. It does not ordain people. It does not disciple people. All these things are done by specific churches in specific places under specific leadership (both in terms of structure and personalities). The church is a creation of God; the parachurch is not. And Christian unity, if it is ever to be achieved on earth, requires churches talking to each other as churches.

Carl Trueman, "Ah, Ted, that would be the great leaders themselves..."

Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes! If you get just this point, then you will understand something that is near and dear to the vision of High Country Baptist Church.

1 comment:

Jason Parker said...

And if you read Trueman's whole piece, you can't fail to see the irony that we are a Baptist church!