Thoughts, observations, musings, encouragements, exhortations, and occasional rants from an Anglican Deacon and Christian Citizen of the American Republic.
And what did he say is negotiable?
Toby touched on two categories of issues, those which are cause of discussion and debate, but not division, as well as those truly watershed issues that define historic, orthodox Christianity. Negotiable issues covered things like:Eschatology (pre-, pan-, post, or amillenialism)Creation (six literal days vs. “day age”, theistic evolution, etc)The moderation vs. prohibition debate concerning alcoholBible translationsPadeo vs. Adult BaptismNonnegotiable issues included:The tri-unity of the GodheadThe uniqueness and sufficiency of ChristThe veracity and sufficiency of ScriptureThe sanctity of lifeBiblical sexualityIf I were to encapsulate those nonnegotiable truths, I would point to the Apostle's, or Nicene Creeds.
Well, in point of fact we are "divided" by baptism amongst other things, as is obvious by the hundreds of Baptist churches around here.
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