Monday, April 28, 2008

Doctrine Influences Practice

"This is only the beginning of what this church is willing to do to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

The above quote was posted by "Teaching Pastor" Ben Gonzales on his blog. (Isn't "Teaching Pastor" redundant?) Pastor Gonzales is one of the pastors at Jefferson Hills Church in Imperial, Missouri, the LCMS church that brought us those swell billboards like the one above.

I guess he's not kidding.

At first glance, my thought was that their practice will influence their doctrine. But I'd have to say that their doctrine is driving their practice, a doctrine that has apparently been heavily influenced by something other than that contained in the The Book of Concord. What next?

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