church unity, doctrine, faith, lutheran, doctrinal agreement, christian, confessions, unionist
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Some time ago this view was expressed in the Christian Century: “In a world like ours, nothing seems to me to be less important than agreement about our theology. . . . Struggling to get such an agreement is a luxury which, perhaps, we can return to when the times are less desperate." (See Conc. Theo. MONTHLY, 1945, p. 569.) Unity in doctrine is here called a luxury; it may be a good thing for the Church to have, but the Church can get along very well without it. Her health does not require it.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Matthew 7:15; Romans 16:17; Revelation 22:18-19; Matthew 28:20; Jude 1:3; Romans 15:4-6; Acts 20:27; Deuteronomy 4:2; Galatians 5:9;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Is Doctrinal Unity a Luxury?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 19, Article 46.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol19/iss1/46