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In Essentials, Unity…

Someone* famously said, “In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, charity,” a phrase so famous it’s become known as the Friedensspruch. This mantra has been used by a variety of Christian denominations, most famously with the so-called Christian Irenics after the worst of the Reformation. These people, looking on the relative insignificance of […]

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Say What???

The follow-up on TurretinFan’s post about this blog has been … interesting. I’m going to respond as best I can, but I’ll admit at the outset I have next to no idea what this guy is saying. natamllc said…I will post the comments here and see where they go? That’s your warning. Stream of consciousness […]

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Good Enough Christianity?

Protestant View #3: Good Enough Christianity?The first view is directly contrary to Scripture, while the second one is directly contrary to history (and less obviously, contrary to Scripture as well). As cooler heads have prevailed after the Reformation, it seems that many Protestants are admitting the break with Rome occurred over some pretty unimportant stuff, […]

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The (Invisible) Remnant Theory of Church History

Protestant View #2: The (Invisible) Remnant Theory(2) runs into almost the exact same problems as (1). Because the problems with Protestant View #1 are so severe, and because even the verses cited for the notion of an end-times apostasy (like Matthew 24:10-14) suggest a general falling-away from the Faith, rather than a global abandonment [the […]

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Protestantism and Moral Relativism: The Trilemma

The biggest reason I think that Protestantism lies at the heart of relativism is this. Protestants are in the awkward position of saying, “All of Christendom c. 1516 and before, you all misunderstand Christianity!” This means that they necessarily have to come to one of three unfortunate conclusions: either (1) that there was no authentic […]

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