Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Unity versus uniformity

It seems to me that "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Eph. 4:5) has been used to advocate a doctrinal or even institutional uniformity, but in the context Paul is using it to support keeping "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." That unity is a spiritual one, and I've never known a doctrine nor have I encountered an institution that have been able to fabricate the unity that the Spirit naturally produces in the body of Christ when we're "walking worthily" of the "calling" we have received (Eph. 4:1).


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