in the Lord’s Supper, but he eats Christ’s body and drinks Christ’s blood by faith every day he lives, and no min ister on earth can prevent him. He may be excommunicated by ordained men, and cut off from the outward ordi nances of the professing Church; but all the ordained men in the world cannot shut him out of the true Church. It is a Church whose existence does not depend upon forms, ceremonies, cathedrals, churches, chapels, pulpits, fonts, vestments, organs, endowments, money, kings, governments, magistrates or any act o f favor whatsoever from the hand of man. It has often lived on and continued when all these things have been taken from it; it has often been driven into the wilderness or into dens and caves of the earth by those who ought to have been its friends. Its fexistence depends upon nothing but the presence o f Christ and His Spirit; and they being ever with it, the Church cannot die. This is the Church to which the Scriptural titles o f present honor and privilege and the promises of future glory especially belong; this is the body o f Christ; this is the flock of Christ; this is the household- of faith and the family o f God; this is God’s building, God’s foundation, and the temple of the Holy Ghost. This is the Church o f the first-born, whose names are written in heaven; this is the royal priesthood, the chosen generation, the peculiar people, the purchased possession, the habitation o f God, the light o f the world, the salt and the wheat o f the earth; this is the “ Holy Catholic Church” of the Apostle’s Creed; this the “ One Catholic and Apos tolic Church” of the Nicene Creed; this is that Church to which the Lord Jesus promises “ the gates of hell shall not pre vail against it,” and to which He says, “ I am with you alway.even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 16:18; 28:20). This is the only Church which pos sesses true unity. Its members are en tirely agreed on all the weightier mat ters of religion, for they are all taught by one Spirit. About God, and Christ, and the Spirit, and sin, and their own hearts, and faith, and repentance, and necessity of holiness, and the value of the Bible, and the importance o f prayer, and the resurrection, and judgment to come—about all these points they are of one mind. Take three or four of them, strangers to one another, from the re motest corners of the earth; examine them separately on these points: you will find them all of one judgment. This is the only Church which pos sesses true sanctity., Its members are all holy. They are not merely holy by profession, holy in name, and holy in the judgment o f charity; they are all holy in act, and deed, and reality, and life, and truth. They are all more or less conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. No unholy man belongs to this Church. This is the only Church which is truly catholic. It is not the Church o f any one nation or people: its members are to be found in every part o f the world where the Gospel is received and N O V E M B E R , 1948
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If only our Christian friends could see the letters from grateful Hebrew Christians in Europe to whom we send food and cloth ing! Our courage to plead in their behalf is renewed; our weariness in the constant pur chase of food and la bor of carefully wrap ping it in parcels for shipment to Europe is lightened when we see
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