Shuck and Jive

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Praise for the Leaven of Heterodoxy

Rev. Mateen Elass who wrote "An Evangelical Declaration" I posted about earlier this week, had a letter published in the LayMAN today. Here is a sentence of interest:

Instead, we are faced with two options, between which we much choose to be faithful to Christ: either we peacefully reclaim the PCUSA and cleanse it of the leaven of heterodoxy to bring it back to our Reformation roots, or we peacefully withdraw, grieving the demise of a once great, now lost denomination.
I have to assume that I am included in that leaven that needs a-cleansing. I wonder how Rev. Elass proposes to cleanse me and the other little lumps of lovely leaven in the P.C. (U.S.A.)?

It might be more of a challenge than he thinks. Jesus seemed to be on the side of the leaven after all.

The empire of Heaven is like leaven that a woman took and concealed in fifty pounds of flour until it was all leavened. Matthew 13:33