Christians Only

October 23, 2007

I ran across the following today, and thought it was worthy of a “me too” post:

“I ask that men make no reference to my name, and call themselves not Lutherans, but Christians. What is Luther? My doctrine, I am sure, is not mine, nor have I been crucified for anyone. St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 3, would not allow Christians to call themselves Pauline or Petrine, but Christian. How then should I, poor, foul carcass that I am, come to have men give to the children of Christ a name derived from my worthless name? No, no, my dear friends, let us abolish all party names, and call ourselves Christians after him whose doctrine we have.” – Martin Luther

“I should rejoice (so little ambitious am I to be at the head of any sect or party) if the very name [Methodist] might never be mentioned more, but be buried in eternal oblivion.” -John Wesley

“I say of the Baptist name, let it perish, but let Christ’s name last for ever. I look forward with pleasure to the day when there will not be a Baptist living.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon

from Some Thoughts on Unity posted by Phil Miller on Sunday, 16 September 2007

One comment

  1. I enjoy your your insights and wish that others in the church of Christ would be this grace centered and wish others would drop their party names as well. Please visit the blog below and givE some input. http://answeringchurchofchrist.wordpress.com/

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