On church unity

The Seamless Coat of Christ

Doug Wilson quoting Jeremiah Burroughs on the peace and purity of the Church. Burroughs notes that, sometimes, calls for peace in the Church mask ulterior motives:

So men would not have Christ’s coat divided; they would have no division in the Church. What do they aim at? Their own advantage, that they might enjoy quietly their own ease, honor, and means; that they might have none to contradict them, but that the stream may run smoothly and wholly with them.

Or, as Babylon 5 put it: “[S]ometimes peace is another word for surrender.”

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