A happy new year to you in 2018! If you read my blog, I am happy to receive feedback even if it is just to know you're out there. I have heard it said that blogs are done for various reasons, and I am no exception. I admit that so much of what I write … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!
To be sure, the ideal is and should be that we have a local church where there is full Biblical agreement. Thus, it is not the ideal that I have disagreement with. I am forced however to observe that I have never known in my own Christian life and experience a church in which there is such unanamity and fullness and Christian experience as he speaks. Disagreement with my brothers and sisters to some degree has always been part of my church life and my fellowship with Christians in general. I have never known it myself--To have a place where I felt strongly that there was "a full biblical agenda" as I understand that biblical agenda to be.
I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.
A brief devotional-type format blog post about God's progressive revelation in history. God has revealed himself through many people in many ways. We must understand each part of the Bible on its own merits and fit it all together without allowing later truths to be read into the earlier truths.
Balance can be a concept that is used to justify unbiblical belief and practice, but it is still needed. We must know, proclaim, and live all the Word of God. We must be balanced in all our doctrine and life. This is what it means to have a truly Biblical worldview.