By Luke Midena, Canberra Community Leader, first published in Compass Winter 2021 edition
You may have heard the phrase, ‘belong before believe’. It was the catchcry of some within the Emerging Church Movement of the last few decades. Driven by a desire to share Christ with the world, allowing people to ‘belong’ to God’s people before they ‘believe’ in Christ was a way of erasing the distinction between Christians and non-Christians.
Of course, the obvious problem of including all people among the saved (universalism) is...