“Certainly there is,” says Ken Wytsma, Founder of The Justice Conference and President of Kilns College. “There are standards. Scripture is a standard and [also] orthodox Christianity, the dominant strand affirmed by the majority of believers over the history of the church.” Some beliefs are central to Christianity and have been since the apostles wrote the New Testament. Others are not. When it comes to issues and subjects that have been debated throughout history, we should approach them humbly, being aware that they are not as important as more central doctrines.
Most offshoots and divergent doctrines die out over time, leaving a central core of doctrine and thought that we can look back to and use as a foundation for what we believe. “You have this dominant strand that attests to the common understanding of Christianity through time.”
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