Document: John Bolt, Christian and Reformed Today (
Excerpt: All Christians have an obligation to re-examine and on occasion to restate even their most fundamental and cherished convictions. Scripture itself demands such re-evaluation (and restatement) and the world’s pressure makes it inevitable. In the various branches of Christendom that are relatively small and also very self-conscious about their distinct identity there is yet another reason for reconsideration and restatement. Such churches are often born out of controversy and conflict with another member of the same family of churches. While the generation that gives birth to and experiences the conflict needs no further justification for its separate existence, subsequent generations do. The question arises: how are “we” different from “them” and are those differences significant enough to justify our separate existence?
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