Friday, June 02, 2006

On The Church and Doctrine - McGrath

A Church that takes doctrine seriously is a Church that is obedient to and responsible for what God has entrusted to it. Doctrine gives substance and weight to what the Christian Church has to offer the world. A Church that despises or neglects doctrine comes perilously close to losing its reason for existence and may simply lapse into a comfortable conformity with the world—or whatever part of the world it happens to feel most at home with. Its agenda is set by the world; its presuppositions are influenced by the world’ its outlook mirrors that of the world.

Alister E. McGrath, Doctrine and Ethics, from the book Reading in Christian Ethics Vol.1

2 Comments:

At Friday, June 02, 2006 4:20:00 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

Excellent!

 
At Saturday, June 03, 2006 11:39:00 PM, Anonymous bobby grow said...

Hey we used this book for my seminary readings in ethics class--very helpful!!

Have you ever read McGrath on Martin Luther's "theology of the cross"--it's quite informative, Doug!

 

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