Date: Wed Jan 03 1996 - 12:30:52 EST
In a message dated 96-01-02 08:34:48 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org (Carl W.
> The problem that the Church (in the broadest
>sense) has had in relationship to OT standards is its ever-renewed attempts
>to define righteousness in concrete behavioral terms which will constitute
>a standard whereby we can include and exclude whom we may choose to have as
>legitimate and valued members of our community of believers--which in turn
>reinforces our deeply-ingrained tendencies toward self-righteousness and
>condemnation of those who don't conform to our standard.
I could not agree more! Perhaps this tendency could even be responsible for
the doctrinal divisions among us?
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