Can Conservative Protestants, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics of mainstream type join together…?

…in bearing witness (to all that I have spoken of )? I urge that we can, despite our known and continuing differences about the specifics of salvation process and the place of the church in that process. From the great tradition, or rather from the Scriptures as they have always been read within that tradition, we received shared understanding of RUIN, REDEMPTION, REGENERATION and the reality of fellowship with our risen Saviour, that suffices for the purpose.

– J.I. Packer in C. Colson and R.J. Neuhaus (eds.), Evangelicals and Catholics Together: Toward a Common Mission, Dallas, Word, 1995

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