The world does not set the agenda for the church. Only Christ, the head of the church, establishes its ministry through the Word. The task of the church is to exalt its head, to teach only the doctrines he has revealed, to worship him as he has commanded, and to order its life by what he has ordained. The church is not an agent of social transformation, though it may contribute to it. The purpose of the church is not to save the world, but to save God’s people from the world. These two models have vied with each other throughout the history of American Protestantism. Their differences lay at the heart of the New School-Old School division in nineteenth-century Presbyterianism and the modernist-fundamentalist controversy of the twentieth century.
Taken from With Reverence and Awe: Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship by D.G. Hart and John R. Muether (41)
About me…Jim Carmichael
I am committed to the re-establishment of truth. I am convinced there is only one truth, there can only be one truth, and that is found in scripture.
I believe that no one man has the complete understanding of the absolute total truth of scripture.
I believe that we can have a great command of the truth by studying scripture, and considering each others positions in understanding scripture with an open but firm mind.
I want to share as many articles from various writers as possible, read their articles, and as an old friend used to say, eat the meat, spit out the bones. However, in the process we can come up with the truth of the scriptures. With today's technology, there is no reason we can not come to a common ground of understanding, based on absolute truth of scripture and not based upon opinion.
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