It has come upon my heart in recent days, ever more pressingly, that I cannot continue to abide in the system of the church as it has become, and what it has made of Christianity. There is a spirit of reformation in the churches, and reformation is a theme of it. But there must be personal reformation before there is ever reformation in the corporate body. I’ve felt a longing to abandon the system, the system that enforces its nature of power wielding, controlling, and corrupt nature as the true faith, and as the true orthodoxy.
And so, after the manner of reformers past, I abandon the system and nail my theses to the door; The Seven Theses, I call them, the axioms by which I seek to lay the foundation of my personal reform, and the encompassing purpose behind my thoughts, and my processes.
And so it is that I stand before this door and nail my theses. You may make your own theses, if you choose, and if you choose, you may also nail it here upon the door as well. And so it is that I nail to the door;
[size=130]The Seven Theses[/size]
I, by the Grace of God;
Judge orthodoxy by its fruit, not by its assumed fidelity.
Judge theology by its fruit, not by its assumed orthodoxy.
Judge doctrine by its fruit, not by its assumed efficacy.
Judge canon by its fruit, not by its assumed integrity.
Judge scripture by its fruit, not by its assumed inerrancy.
Judge interpretation by its fruit, not by its assumed accuracy.
Judge righteousness by its fruit, not by its assumed piety.