Theological Triage – Maintaining Unity

Today I had the privilege of guest hosting another Dividing Line broadcast and brought what I believe to be an important teaching on first order and second order doctrines. As the quote attributed to Augustine says, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.”

We experienced some audio difficulties during the first two minutes of the show but after that there were no further sound issues.

2 thoughts on “Theological Triage – Maintaining Unity

  1. Dear Pastor John,

    After listening to your program (Theological Triage), I was reflecting on the quote you provided by Augustine “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity”. Do you think that when Augustine said “In Non-Essentials Liberty” he had in mind doctrines like Baptism and the Lord’s supper? Thank you!

    • It is not really possible to know exactly what was in Augustine’s mind when he made the quote, especially when we cannot be 100% certain that it was indeed a quote from him; however, what is sure is that the quote has served the Church for centuries.

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