Kevin’s Conversations: Seeking Unity

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10 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    KevinH,

    You are starting to sound almost Anglican… 🙂

    We used to argue over doctrinal matters…I think the political splits have now created the real division…

  2. Kevin H says:

    Michael,

    I was wearing my pretend cassock when writing this. 🙂

    Yes, I agree politics is splitting us worse than ever before. Politics would be one of those topics that would be better off left with a much smaller focus in the church and among members of the church. Unfortunately, many in the church have taken to placing a big focus on politics and often times their behavior is not proper, which then leaves those who would rather not have a big focus on politics to have to decide on how and how much to deal with it.

  3. Jean says:

    The football analogy was outstanding. I think the main point is that one can advocate for his side and its merits without character destruction or unfairly weighing or describing the other side.

  4. Duane Arnold says:

    Kevin

    I keep offering real cassocks! Nicely done…

  5. Kevin H says:

    Thank you Jean, and yes, you pretty much sum up my main point.

  6. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Duane. Not sure if I’m in the market for a real one, though. 🙂

  7. Jerod says:

    Good stuff, Kevin. Few will listen :-/ if precedence is a guide.

    I enjoyed reading this. I’ll endeavour to persevere.

  8. Kevin H says:

    Thank you, Jerod.

  9. Michael says:

    What…do we agree on?

  10. Kevin H says:

    Michael,

    Maybe we don’t agree on much based on the lack of response……. or maybe if we placed an emphasis on our agreements, we would find more than we think.

    I would think that within Christendom, including those who participate here, we would agree on most things such as a belief in Christ’s deity and humanity, a belief in His virgin birth, a belief in His death on the Cross and his subsequent bodily resurrection, a belief that we are all sinners in need of God’s mercy, a belief that faith in Christ is essential to salvation, a belief in His Second Coming, a belief in God as the Trinity….. basically many of the things recorded in the Creeds.

    Beyond that, there are many areas where we may have distinction in our beliefs such as the Sacraments/Ordinances, Inerrancy/Authority of Scripture, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, etc. Within these differences there may be some extreme views that need to be rejected. But hopefully with most, we can recognize and agree that despite our differences, many of them still fall within orthodoxy and that we are still brothers and sisters in Christ and to act accordingly.

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