Are there any dangers? Haven't there been scandals in the past?

There are always dangers for the life of the church and one of them is doing nothing at all. There have been scandals in cathedrals and traditional churches over the last twenty years as well as in newer forms of church. We need to be as wise as we can about oversight and structures - but we are called to move forward.

Risks are nothing new for the church. Look at the church in Corinth! What is striking about Paul's missionary work is how the Spirit led him away from the churches he had planted at a very early stage. He left the new believers with the basics of the Gospel, the Old Testament, the sacraments and leadership, and trusted the Spirit to work with these resources to bring the believers into mature faith.

Lack of trust rather than too many dangers may be the biggest problem facing the church.


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