Monday, April 5, 2010

The Church's Moral Authority

From the Moynihan Report

Here is a succinct summary of moral authority as possessed by the Christian Church from the Moynihan Report.

The moral authority of the Church derives ultimately from the events of Easter morning 1,980 years ago.
The moral authority of the Church is not diminished by any sin that any sinful Christian may commit.
The moral authority of the Church is the moral authority of the Risen Christ.
If we believe he rose, we believe he remains risen, will always remain risen, unto ages of ages.

There is no possibility that the Church can lose the moral authority of Christ, ever, under any circumstances.
To fear such a loss is to misunderstand the Church, her source and her nature. 
Works for me.

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