Article in Wineskins Reviewing the Gospel Advocate Issue on Unity

church-dividedThe February issue of the Gospel Advocate is dedicated to the theme “Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” the same theme as February’s issue of Wineskins.

And so I’ve posted an article at Wineskins reviewing the Gospel Advocate‘s teachings on unity.

 

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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11 Responses to Article in Wineskins Reviewing the Gospel Advocate Issue on Unity

  1. David Hinckley says:

    The link to your article is broken.

  2. Eddie says:

    The link is not working for me. Takes me to Wineskins, but gives a “Page not found” error.

  3. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    David and Eddie,

    Thanks for your notes. Wineskins software glitched and didn’t post the article as scheduled. Link should work now, and post is up.

  4. Jan Smith says:

    The link you posted opens a page that says I don’t have permission or the page does not exist.

  5. Ellen Williams says:

    Excellent! Loved it!

  6. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Jan, I’ve re-entered the URL to make double sure it’s pointed to the right place. Try again.

  7. Profile photo of Kevin Kevin says:

    I saw a very applicable quote by Thomas Jefferson today:

    “But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.”

  8. Ray Downen says:

    I’m glad that Jay is speaking up for unity IN CHRIST. All who love Jesus SHOULD love one another. I find it hard to love legalists.

  9. Monty says:

    Jay said,

    “Thus, unity is achieved by sleight of hand. Just define as damned those who disagree with you, and (voila!) the church is united on every doctrine!]”

    Brilliant critique! Wish I had said that. Everyone else is lost, Solves that unity problem! LOL!!

  10. Joe B says:

    Gregory Alan Tidwell said this “Once we discount the Progressives (who are in the process of defining a different religion), the brethren who remain true to the New Testament pattern for God’s church are remarkably united in faith and in fellowship.” Again their entire theology is built on this supposed “pattern” for doing church, by which you have to use some really bad hermeneutics like CENI and the regulative principle as Jay puts it to come up with this so called “self-evident” pattern. Sure the traditionalists/legalists agree on some really bad old theology but that is the furthest thing from biblical unity that there could be.
    Excuse me while I go be sick. This is ridiculous! The reason people like him refuse to listen to any ideas or do any re-studying is because their religion is based on the emotional security of being “right”. They don’t care who they hurt, who leaves church, or how many churches split they will never admit theological error or inconsistency even when you put it right in front of their face, because for them to back up and admit theological error for their entire lives or the entire movement of the churches of Christ in the last two centuries is impossible. Why do even still listen to this foolishness? The Gospel Advocate and those who listen to them are deluding themselves if they think the non-legalist movement is going to be discounted.

  11. Dwight says:

    Gregory Alan Tidwell should have said is “the preachers who stay true to the NT pattern…are united in faith and in fellowship”. If you look at the people you will see a cross section of very conservative to liberal in any large assembly, where many thinking IM is wrong and many actually singing it on the car radio. The preacher more times than not speaks for the organization of the church and the coC denomination, but not for the people itself and the people don’t follow him in all things.

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