Friday, July 22, 2011

Well Said... the curious case of the UCC. The problem isn’t only their sensitivity to gender-exclusivity in God or their modern sensibilities trumping the Bible. As we saw with the Arians, if you don’t have a Heavenly Father, then you don’t have a Son. And if you don’t have a Son, you’ve lost Jesus.

As evangelicals concerned with the centrality of the gospel, we must speak carefully and biblically about who God is and how he has revealed himself to us. Like taking an ax to a trunk of a tree, if we speak loosely about God and his nature, the gospel will come tumbling down with it.

As creatures, we depend on God to reveal knowledge of himself to us. Who are we to give him his name? He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He has told us so.

HT to The Gospel Coalition...

But the problem is that you’re not Trinitarian just by calling yourself Trinitarian. The Bible doesn’t allow for us to worship the Trinity as God A, God A, and Holy God A and still call ourselves Christian.

Just like you are not faithful or orthodox or catholic because you say you are.... Your words (confession) and your actions (practice) will render the judgment.  And for now, well, the answer is clear.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These questions were among the first ones settled by the church when it emerged from persecution in the ecumenical councils.

All of this confusion and ongoing debate is because these councils have been rejected and the creed they expressed.

Insert Nicean Creed Here.....