The Christian Faith is once-for-all, definitively delivered to the saints (Jude 3), holy religion for which we must battle and by which we must conquer the world. But if we are to expect Gospel success, emphases within that Faith must differ within different historical epochs, depending on the pressing issues of the time.
In the patristic church the dispute about the precise meaning of Christ‘s atonement was less urgent than whether Jesus Christ and the Father are equally God, and whether our Lord is equally God and man.
At the Protestant Reformation, the doctrine of justification by faith alone was recovered, and was significantly more necessary to be recovered than the Holy Spirit’s sign gifts (like tongues). The Bible is unvarnished truth, and all truth matters, but all truth should not (and cannot) be equally emphasized all the time.
Today, surrounded and suffocated by Covid-drama statism, Cultural Marxism, Black Lives Matter, the Sexual Revolution, Leftist racism, cancel culture, and contra-creational egalitarianism, an intentional Reformational Christianity is the urgent need of the hour. What is it?