"God deliver us from the sin of making common cause with those who deny or ignore the blessed Gospel of Jesus Christ. God save us from the deadly guilt ofHe was a prophet!
consenting to the presence as our representative in the church of those who lead Christ’s little ones astray; God make us whatever else we are, just faithful
messengers, who present, without fear or favor, not our word, but the Word of God. But if you are such messengers, you will have the opposition, not only of
the world, but increasingly, I fear of the Church."
For church history buffs, this is not a new phenomenon that has recently reared its ugly head within the last 80 years or so. This is the nature of the Church. All of the great Christian creeds, statements, stands and clarifying doctrinal positions have come about simply because of opposition to orthodoxy or to basic fundamentals, whether from within or without.