Does “Mere Christianity” Mean Eliminate Denominations?
For many years my conviction has been that Christian unity and Christian truth are served best not by removing fences, but by loving across them and having welcoming gates. I don’t claim to do it well. I want to do it better.
The point is that minimizing truth, or filing down its clear edges, or blending it all into one indistinguishable mass, or focusing on prayer, service, and mission, rather than truth — none of these produces unity that honors truth, creates robust communities, or endures for generations.
That happens best when we live well in our communities of conviction, and love well across convictional lines.
Would Lewis Agree?
Would C.S. Lewis agree with this? Didn’t he write Mere Christianity? Doesn’t that imply we should lay aside our denominational differences and live in the visible unity of “mere Christianity?”
You may be surprised by what Lewis means by this…