The greatest challenge facing the Church today are those who promote truth out of balance:
- Those who think the Person of Christ can be fractured from His concurrent propositional truths, moral precepts and commands;
- Those who want the vibrancy of the internal Living Word, without submitting all things to the authority and discipline of His written external Word;
- Those who embrace Grace while minimizing the consequences of sin, the need for repentance and the process of sanctification;
- Those who tout Organic church as a form of fellowship, but not the functional reality of a multifaceted, multi-gifted, motivationally-diverse Body of Christ that engages and transforms the world around them; and
- Those who have a concept of Love which excludes sound doctrine, fruit inspection and accountability.
These are the voices among us who refuse to let their sensibilities shatter on the rock of God’s Word.
Often, they reject balance due to hurt, spiritual immaturity, a sense of victimhood or in reaction to some other truth out of balance in the opposite direction – and cry personal offense, persecution, legalism or disunity when dared questioned.
I understand that in our lives, pendulums often swing before coming into balance.
But the fact remains: A single valid truth persistently promoted to the exclusion of other truths often becomes the greatest error of all…
It robs believers and fellowships of health, maturity and vitality, because it keeps us from the fulness of Christ and all that He has for us.