Creeds and Such


Not related to the rest of this Blog, but this morning it is snowing and the birds are making fast work of food in the feeders.

 

We’ve been reading this very interesting book, The Green Cord Dream , by Alex Bryan. In it he quotes from John Loughborough, who was a famous early Adventist preacher who was called to the ministry by Ellen White.

“… ‘The first step of apostasy is to get up a Creed, telling us what we shall believe. The second is to make that creed a test of fellowship. The third is try members by that creed. The fourth is denounce as heretics those who do not believe that creed. And, fifth, to commence persecution against such.’ … He was warning against an authoritarian perspective within the church that kills the desire to study the Bible.”

 

I love this man’s insight and wisdom.

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