…if any of them still read this blog.

The claim goes that the very most central thing to the Christian religion is “the gospel”, typically defined in conservative protestant circles as believing that faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any work of any sort, is one’s only hope of salvation.

So the question comes, what if a denomination was to continue to approve this (or whatever nuance you care to put on this) formulation of the gospel, but then approved something like female ministers. Or approved of homosexuals. Or declared that marriage was not necessary for God-blessed sexual unions.

Would this Church still be a proper Church in your understanding?

That is to say, if you don’t violate the reformation understanding of the gospel, how far can you go and still be considered within the pale of protestant “orthodoxy”?