Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Christianity is necessarily individual and communal

John Stonestreet with a good reminder that Christianity is inherently communal... Biblically, Christianity has essential components that are individual and communal/relational. (E.g., Acts 2: 47-47 has a call to individual salvation followed by a call to join a new community.) Ignoring one or the other, two errors follow.
First, people imagine that they're Christian solely because they belong to a group-- e.g., they were born into a "Christian" family or they belong to a church. Second, people imagine that they can be a "Lone-Ranger Christian". Instead, the Triune God is, in Himself, relational-- and following the "one anothers" of Scripture require community.


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