Monday, May 21, 2007

Church of the Highest Common Denominator

as posted on Slice of Laodicea, Dr. Kim Riddlebarger writes:

"The church of the highest common denominator will not downplay its doctrinal distinctives, but will shout them from the rooftop. I like to speak of this as running our distinctives up the flagpole, proudly displaying them for all to see. This is what we are. This is what we believe. Here is where we stand. There should be something distinctive about a Reformed church. It should be different and stand out from the church of the lowest common denominator. Such a church will stand for something and be willing to teach and defend those things it regards as precious. Instead of telling people that doctrine doesn’t matter—which only plants the seed that Christianity doesn’t matter—the church of the highest common denominator will tell everyone who will listen the truth in love."

3 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

So Kenny...the big question from this humble elder is...are we doing that at our church?

9:30 AM  
Blogger Kennyo said...

I am not sure who you are Mark or if you are asking an actual question or a rectorial one but I believe the church am I a member of does do this and it is my hope that many churches today will also take a stand for the truth of God's Word.

Churches today also need to pray more than ever and unfortunately I think this is one are where many fail. I include myself.

KO

1:22 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Great quote. Doctrine does matter and there is absolute truth. Unfortunately, much of today's church believes truth is relative and carries too much weight in "cultural" application of God's Word.

8:16 PM  

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