United in Reverence
Christopher Jackson on Christian Orthodoxy & the Self-Revelation of God
Christians should hesitate to lay down Trinitarian dogma. So says Hilary of Poitiers as he begins a lengthy discourse on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. This seeming inconsistency stems from a dual understanding of orthodoxy that conservative Christians must regain: orthodoxy as a boundary to separate correct from false teaching, and orthodoxy as the incomprehensible self-revelation of God.
American conservative Christians, whether Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant, enthusiastically proclaim right teaching and set it apart from wrong. Well-trained and battle-hardened by defending against liberalism such necessary doctrines as the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, and the authority of the Scriptures, they expertly bulwark the faith. Contemporary challenges like the sexual revolution and postmodernism spur conservatives to contend for objective truth and morals.
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Christopher Jackson is Associate Pastor at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, in Lexington, Kentucky. He and his wife Mary have three children.
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