congregation, church, synod, christian, equilibrium
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Things are said to be in unstable equilibrium when they lose their balance even upon very slight provocation. When men are in the same predicament, they are said to have lost their poise. If this condition is habitual, the individual is said to be erratic. The same phenomenon may often be associated with an organization, partly because of mob psychology, partly because of leadership that is subject to eccentricities. Such a body, organization, or association is said to have lost its balance.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 4:16; Ephesians 5:30; Romans 12:5; Matthew 9:37-38;
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Kretzmann, P. E.
"Have We Lost Our Balance?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 3, Article 71.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol3/iss1/71