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Is not the Church the mother of all believers?

November 9, 2007

Is not the Church the mother of all believers, because she brings them to new birth by the Word of God, educates and nourishes them all their life, strengthens them and finally leads them to complete perfection?

– John Calvin (Commentary on 1 Timothy 3:15 from Calvin’s Commentaries, vol . 10 [trans., T. A. Smail; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964], 231.)

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  1. brad permalink
    November 12, 2007 10:11 am

    I tried to introduce this idea to the folks last night in not so many words. We read Psalm 87 where God records all those born in Zion and then Galatians 4 where Paul says we are not born of the earthly Jerusalem but the heavenly one.

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