This is the reason many of us who are post-evangelical shake our heads when we are accused of abandoning the faith. What we are abandoning is the starvation and deprivation of faith. What we are looking for is the soil where faith will take root, grow deep and bear much fruit. We seek nothing more or less than what Jesus meant when he invited us to abide in him.
– Michael Spencer, aka Internet Monk
I’m slowly laboring over a Statement of Belief for King Messiah Fellowship, and there is one paragraph that I’m really liking, and I thought I would share it here and see what kind of feedback it gets.
We believe the Bible is a revelation of the righteousness of God, and a description of the lifestyle of the redeemed community throughout history. While God’s commandments are to be considered prescriptive, we acknowledge that they require adaptation from generation to generation. (Matthew 5:17–19; 2 Timothy 3:16–17)