Statement of Doctrinal Unity
Why a Doctrinal Statement?
Let's call it a Statement of Unity instead. For this statement unifies us with a common foundation for discussion. This Statement of Unity defines where question, comment and other discussion are warranted. For instance, we are persuaded that man was created in God’s image on the sixth day. You are free to disagree; however, the Internet alone contains tens of thousands of articles supporting and opposing each of our respective points of view. We have both already read each other's best arguments, and have chosen the other point of view. There are more gainful ways to use our time.
Some centuries ago, an unknown author said, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” This quote is a valuable guide to live by. This Statement of Unity serves as the launching pad from which any ensuing discussion will begin.