Newbigin Quoted in Voices of the Virtual World

kinnon —  July 23, 2007 — 1 Comment

From Page 137 in the new Wikiklesia book, Voices of the Virtual World

It is surely a fact of inexhaustible significance that what our Lord left behind Him was not a book, nor a creed, nor a system of thought, nor a rule of life, but a visible community. He committed the entire work of salvation to that community. It was not that a community gathered round an idea, so that the idea was primary and the community secondary. It was that a community called together by the deliberate choice of the Lord Himself, and re-created in Him, gradually sought – and is seeking – to make explicit who He is and what He has done. The actual community is primary; the understanding of what it is comes second.

– Lesslie Newbigin The Household of God, 20.

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One response to Newbigin Quoted in Voices of the Virtual World

  1. “The actual community is primary; the understanding of what it is comes second.”

    We seem to always want to do it the other way. Great quote Bill, I’m looking forward to the whole book. Peace…Ron+

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