Offer Of Free Christian Leadership Training?
Q: offer of Free Christian Leadership training?
I would like to offer free Christian Leader Training to your staff,
elders, board, deacons, lay ministers, anyone, anywhere, anytime, any
ministry, multi-language translatable and online at:
Anybody help me?
A:- we know you would _like_ to offer it, but is it worth what it costs? At first, I was going to ignore your post, but since I had some free time on my hands I decided to click on your link after all. And I was very disappointed at what I found. For the VERY FIRST 'article' in your statement of faith is not even Christian at all! Yet you would presume to teach 'leadership' to people in the NG! This is a disaster! For your first article is a most remarkable _perversion_ of the Trinity. You say: God is unique; perfect, eternal; and is comprised of 3 personal characteristics; G-A-A-A-A-C-K! This is COMPLETELY WRONG! You have confused 'person' with 'personal characteristic'. How _could_ you? A 'Person' in the Trinity is one thing, the Person's _characteristics are quite another. So for example, the Father has one characteristic He does NOT share with the other Persons, that of being unoriginate, as He is not Begotten, nor does He proceed from another Person. But the Son is (eternally or pre-eternally) begotten, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father. Why is all this so important, and what does it have to do with 'Christian leadership'? It is important, because as Lossky says, ALL theology (in the deepest, truest sense of the word) flows from the life-saving dogma of the Trinity. And it has a MAJOR impact on what we think 'Christian leadership' is, because all authority comes from the Father. But its coming from Him is in turn influenced by what He is, namely a Person of the Trinity. So, for example, the Roman Catholic Church used to claim that the notion of Papal Primacy follows from the Filioque (although you don't hear this argument often anymore). But the Greek East always _denied_ the notion of Papal Primacy (really not 'primacy' but 'supremacy') on the grounds that it usurped the role of Christ as Head of the Church. And the East has always understood the life of the Church as an _image_ of the life of the Persons of the Trinity. So different understandings of the Trinity imply different understandings of authority in the Church. So really, it is quite IMPOSSIBLE for someone with such a severely damaged understanding of 'Trinity' to teach anything true or useful about 'Christian leadership'. - answering spam again, are you, Matthew?
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