Friday, August 22, 2008

Biblical Reasons for Staying

The Rev. Philip Wainwright of St. Peter's Brentwood (Diocese of Pittsburgh) wrote a thorough Biblical treatment - making a case for staying in the Episcopal Church. I thought it was worth revisiting on its first anniversary of publication.

We all accept the significance of Jesus’s prayer for His followers and their perfect unity, the last thing He prays for, as far as we know, before His arrest, trial and crucifixion; and we all agree on the significance of the unity and fellowship described in the Acts of the Apostles and elsewhere in the New Testament. What we are not so agreed about is what that unity looks like in practice. Our initial assumption may be that it looks like people all believing the same thing, and all living according to the same moral standards, but but when we look closely at all that the New Testament says about this, we find that it’s not so simple.

I'll post a link to the right for easy future reference.

1 comment:

The Rev Canon Dr David Wilson said...

For Dr Stephen Noll's excellent response to Philip Wainwright's piece, click here