Mind the Gap!

EDITORIAL

Some gaps obviously need closing – but some that are closing urgently need widening. David Andrew brings a reminder about 'the difference that makes the difference'…

Only stunt drivers may have been dismayed recently when the final section of Scotland’s newest Forth Road Bridge closed the gap between the north and south shores of the estuary. The rest of us will be well served by the elegant – and gapless – new bridge. 

Many of us who have been privileged to live in some proximity to this massive engineering feat have watched with some awe as great towers emerged from the chilly waters and, month by month, sections of road began to inch across the gaps. However there is a gap of a very different sort that should never be bridged and many of us, in our lifetime, have witnessed the relentless determined construction that aims to close the gap between the Church and the world. No true church will use this bridge. This is non-negotiable. When the church becomes a mirror image of the world, she is no longer the spotless Bride Christ will return to claim. But the worldly church will not be left on the shelf – Antichrist will also need a bride…

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