Manley: how to promote Christian unity
Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209
But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
—Romans 10:8-11 (NIV)
The fundamental doctrines of our evangelical belief are... the full inspiration and ruling authority of Holy Scripture, with its consequences, the Divinity of Christ, the finality of His Atonement, and salvation through faith alone. These basic truths should be studied as set forth in the New Testament, that they may be asserted or defended whenever occasion requires. If this be done in a humble and Christian spirit, we shall in the long run be promoting the cause of Christian unity, which must ultimately find its basis in the truth which God has revealed.
... G. T. Manley, Christian Unity, London: Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1945, p. 74 (see the book)
See also Rom. 10:8-11; John 3:16-17; 2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Pet. 3:15-16; Jude 1:3
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, unite us in Your truth.
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