Castle Church’s podcast Christ the Center interviews Dr. J. Ligon Duncan about how the Westminster Confession can serve the church today in our anti-confessional church zeitgeist. Ligon states that the anti-confessional proponents are a dying breed because they are unable and illequipped to stand up against the antagonism of the culture. There is a growing interest among young people for a confessional form of Christianity.
In fact, Ligon makes the insightful comment that those who are most antagonistic to confessions and our church heritage are not those outside the church, but those within our ranks. These people believe the only way to reach the world is to jettison our church heritage, when in reality, most people outside the church don’t know our what the church heritage is. And when we talk to people we will find that people are often interested in church history and heritage. When they become antagonistic is when we teach the Bible.
A very timely and helpful discussion about the role of confessions.