July 19, 2007

What is the Church?

A few days ago I commented about the Pope's statement about the Protestant Church.

I don't think I am not ready to let that thought go just yet. Because the Pope brings up a very good point of discussion for us. In fact, it caused much debate in many of my classes. I also think it is the essentially unanswered question that drives much of the discord we see in the Protestant camp.

The question: What is the Church? What constitutes a church? Who has the right to call themselves a church? What activities, purposes, vision, activities, and doctrines are essential for someone to call themselves a church of Jesus Christ? Is there any required accountability?

Essentially, What is the Church???

Let's think about that for a while. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Whatever the church is, I definitely will not be looking to the pope guidance on this or pretty much any other issue.