Friday, October 5, 2007


At New Attitude: Humble Orthodoxy, Mark Dever indicates those things that are necessary ["the essential of the essentials"] for Christian orthodoxy:
...God, the Bible, the gospel. Those are the things that we must agree upon to have meaningful cooperation as Christians. True Christian fellowship cannot be had with someone who disagrees with us on these matters. These are the essential of the essentials.
Dever expands on each of the points ["God, the Bible, the gospel"]. For instance, he begins his section on God:
We have to believe in the one true God. We have to believe that God is one, and that he is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We have to believe that He is uncreated, that He is self-existing, that He is not dependent upon anyone else. And we must believe that He is morally perfect, that He is characterized by holiness and by love, that He is by His own will our Sovereign Creator and our Lord and our Judge. He is the one that we’re called to believe in.

As the Lord says to His people in Isaiah 53, “You are my witnesses, declares the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me. And understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I am the Lord, and apart from me there is no Savior.”

There are theologians today that talk about “anonymous Christians” and how even atheists can truly be trusting in God. Well, that’s not true according to the Bible. According to the Bible, you have to believe in God. ....
Read it all. I really like what NA: Humble Orthodoxy seems to be about.

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