An Institutional Pick
From the 2007 Theological Symposium entitled: “Authentic Christianity and the Institutional Church: Time for a Change?” Pr. Todd Wilken’s presentation “The Church is an Institution… and Denominationalism is a Good Thing.” Pr. Wilken starts by thanking God that the Church is an institution, a divine institution, and then illustrates how non-denominational churches really are a denomination.
(You can also view the video on the Wittenberg Trail here or below)
At 24:04 Pr. Wilken quotes C.F.W. Walther saying, “This is something the Missouri Synod needs to remember, it should prefer to go out of business, rather than let the Church suffer harm by its continued existence. Those who want to see the synod continue under all circumstances, regardless of whether that would harm the Kingdom of Christ, are not being lead by the Spirit or Christ but by the spirit of selfishness.”