Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daily Thought: Minimizing the Central

"How wise was Rupert Meldenius in the 17th century, who is quoted as saying that we must preserve unity  in essentials, liberty in non-essentials, and charity in all things.  Many of our troubles in inner-church relations arise from our lack of proportion.  We minimize the central and magnify the peripheral.  We make concessions on clearly revealed truths which should never be surrendered, and yet insist upon secondary matters and even on trivialities which are neither revealed nor required by God." ~ John Stott, What Christ Thinks of the Church, p. 53

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