Monday, October 5, 2015

Temporary post. ...

I am posting this without editing format for the blog. This is in response to a question. This is a nearly finished chapter from volume 2 of Separate Identity. I will, for obvious reasons, remove this post after a few days.

Food for Thinking Christians
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Johnsc11 said...

I do have a question. Why is the book titled "ORGANIZATIONAL" identity of Russell was against organization? Just a thought!!

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Russell was against denominational organization. But he saw the church as an organized entity. Besides, what ever his belief, doctrinal uniqueness resulted in an organizational identity.

B. W. Schulz said...

I have moderated out a comment that was polemical in nature, and, while I'm certain the opinions expressed in it are sincerely held, it was historically inaccurate too.

I shouldn't need to restate the rules here.

Russell was a congregationalist in church polity. He believed in organization at the local level. He created a recognizable organization bound by doctrine and attached to himself. While he gave lip-service to freedom from denominational organization,refusing at one point to be called by a specific name, their mutual association centered on his writings created a recognizable organization, congregational in nature, presbyterian in local structure.