Southern Presbyterians Did Not Invent The Spirituality Of The Church

For at least 200 years, the doctrine of the spirituality of the church developed without any reference to slavery. To suggest that Southern Presbyterians invented the spirituality of the church to sidestep the issue of slavery is to ignore the presence of the doctrine on both sides of the Atlantic long before the sectional crisis in America. We should not throw away the spirituality of the church because we are (rightly) ashamed of slavery.

Kevin DeYoung Two Cheers for the Spirituality of the Church

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  1. Dr. Clark,
    Are there any clear distinctions apart from the Word of God and the doctrines in the Harmonized Confessions?
    Aren’t we all slaves, elect sojourners, if we believe God and His Promises?
    Are we not held by His Grace through faith to serve Him and others joyfully because we are not our own but belong to Him body and soul, in life and death? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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