Thursday, August 27, 2015

Consulting the Communion for All of Christ

While the local church is a true church, it is not the whole church. It may feel like a blow to our ecclesial pride to admit it, but the truth of the matter is that no single Christian community communicates the fullness of the gospel or of what is in Christ. Local churches (and even denominations) would thus do well to consult the broader communion, historical and geographic, of the saints to see how other communities are acting out what is in Christ.
—Kevin Vanhoozer, Faith Speaking Understanding, 167.

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