There’s a Leper in the Pulpit, get Him out! (Only those who are clean should be there)

updated and amended this a little

The Calvinist

I was just reading an article on the subject on Donatism: ahereticalcultinN.Africaduringthe4ththrough7thcenturiesthatemphasizedhighmoralityandrebaptismasnecessaryforchurch membershipandconsideredinvalidasacramentcelebratedbyanimmoralpriest. .

Actually I have been thinking about it for a few days. Not so much on the extreme form defined here, but more on how we often try  to present ourselves as a church and as individual Christians. Naturally  there is an expectation  that as Christians we will set ourselves apart  and live  by different standards to others. Not because we are better  or holier  than  thou but  because the bibles tells us we should.

Rom_12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship…

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