Three great ‘stands’ in the history of the church: the stand of Athanasius over the person of Christ; the stand of Martin Luther over the authority of Scripture and justification by faith alone; the stand of the GAFCON Primates over the priority of Christ and his mission, the authority of Scripture over denominational processes, revisionist theology, and ethical practice. These are just three of course. There have been others. Being prepared to make a stand has characterised genuine Christian leadership throughout the last two thousand years. But why? And when? And how? Keep reading
Mark D. Thompson is the Principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, and a past president of the Anglican Church League. Dr. Thompson prepared this paper for the FCA Australia launch in March of this year.