Simple, Deep, Broad, One

A thought on how to properly align doctrine, decisions, policies, and divisions, from Luke 9:20:

Then [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

This is the question and the confession of the ages! May we ever confess nothing more (lest we make following Christ more about word-wrangling than Word-loving) and nothing less (lest we reduce Christ to less than the Son of God, or make Him out to be less important than denominational, political, social, or secondary considerations, or divorce doctrine from the One whom it is meant to describe)!

Oh, there is much doctrine we must confess to be true Christians, to hold and defend the faith “once for all handed down to the saints,” but may it ever be intrinsically tied to the person and work of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Messiah, King of the world, Savior of the elect, Lord of the heavens and the earth! Let all our primary, secondary, and tertiary considerations find their true place in Him!

In this and only this can our doctrine, decisions, policies, and divisions be at once simple and deep, broad yet unified.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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