Thursday, June 24, 2010

George MacLeod and the Iona Community


There are some faithful Christians today that are seeking to re-create the Reformation of the 16th century.

George MacLeod - Founder of the Iona Community, reminds us that many Christians...

".....long for a Restoration. They would recover the old Confessions; reinstitute a catechism; rewrite the Tablets, even revert to sixteenth-century architecture. But such a re-creation, superficially laudable is, in fact, idolatry. Idolatry is not essentially the worship of a statue (in Iona or anywhere else!) Idolatry is essentially the worship of a static God....Our God is a God that moves. The paradox of his changelessness is that He is in constant motion. The sixteenth-century Reformers knew this. One of their motto's was 'A Reformed Church is forever to be reformed.' Thus, to be true to them is to be imbued with the same Spirit that informed them. It is, like them, to be concerned only with how to make God living and relevant to one's own age."

Amen, and cheers to Baron George MacLeod of Fuinary (1895-1991)

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