What Makes the Church One?

Stuart has a post about the unity of Rome and the East, which I shared on Facebook. NT commented about the last stanza of the Creed –

In one holy catholic and apostolic Church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. (Creed of 381)

The Apostles’ Creed ends like this,

I believe in …. the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,

What united the Church? Is it the head of an organization? The Creed? Or is in the One Faith which predated these things? Is ther anything that unites Christians?

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One Reply to “What Makes the Church One?”

  1. I still boil it down to the first Creed: Jesus is Lord. Creeds and theology got more complicated as folk tried to explain exactly how that works, and of course the more detail you have, the greater the chance of disagreement. However, I reckon that is still the bottom line. On that basis, I will share communion with Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, Monophysite, the lot! (Pity they won’t share it with me…)

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