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Generic Christianity? Never.

October 22nd, 2005
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"The fact is that there simply is no neutral, undogmatic, generic
Gospel, which may then be flavored to taste with denominational
additives, say a dash of delicate Anglican mint sauce here, and hearty
Lutheran sauerkraut or Baptist okra there. Every confession of the
Gospel is at once and inevitably dogmatic or ‘denominational.’ For no
honest presentation of the Gospel can escape the necessity of saying
yes or no to basic evangelical ingredients like the power of Baptism,
grace alone, universal grace, the Gospel as means of grace or the real
presence of Christ’s body and blood in the Holy Supper for our
salvation."

Kurt Marquart, “Central Lutheran Thrusts For
Today,” Concordia Journal. Vol. 18, Number 3, (May 1982), p. 87.

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  1. January 30th, 2006 at 17:48 | #1

    that is too good!

  2. January 30th, 2006 at 21:43 | #2

    I know of a gentleman named Rick Abanes who is badly in need of Prof. Marquart’s wisdom in this matter.

  3. John Myers
    March 29th, 2006 at 23:23 | #3

    And here I thought all along that there is such a thing as generic Christianity. It’s called the Nicene Creed, and it’s recited in every church, of whatever denomination, that calls itself Christian.
    McCain: To suggest that the Nicene Creed establishes “generic Christianity” is to ignore church history. Further, there are millions of Christians who do NOT recite the Nicene Creed. It is not recited in “every church of whatever denomination” and every liberal mainline protestant church in this country, and around the world in fact denies what this Creed confesses.

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