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Christian Identity And Church Unity

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Chapter Summary

This chapter aims to look at the theme of Christian identity from a Reformed perspective and to focus on a specific ecclesiological facet, that of church unity. Christian identity is the adventure of a meeting with Jesus Christ, of a life shared with Him on the path, which leads Him to the Cross. If 'Reformation identity' exists, then it consists of the unconditional recognition of God's Word that through scripture creates communities and addresses individuals to guide them. Confessions articulate the living faith of a church and are guidelines for the church's faith and life. The confession of the unity of the church is a formulation of the truth of scripture. The cause or source of the unity is Jesus Christ. The unity of the church can only be a unity in truth. The unity of the church was an essential part of the 'last will' of the Lord.

Keywords: Christian identity; Church unity; confessions; Jesus Christ; scripture

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