Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Quick Thought

Community in Christ is orthodoxy in Christ.  The two should not and cannot be separated.

As the church comes together, Jesus Christ is present in His body. We positivity impact (mutually edify) one another only because of Christ in us. He uses us to build up our brothers and sisters in Christ.  He uses them to do the same for us.

I know others have written extensively on this topic.  I have no desire to do that right now.  My point is simply to say that I agree.

Our beliefs about the Trinity, the atonement, the resurrection, etc. do not conflict in any way with beliefs about community, edification, mutuality, etc.  In fact, we most fully live out all of these beliefs in the context of the assembled body of Christ.

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