12 Reasons I’m Thankful for My Church

This Lord’s Day starts the week of our annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. It’s commonplace to share or reflect on things for which we’re grateful. With that in mind, I’ve compiled several thoughts and comments enumerating twelve reasons I’m thankful for my church. 1. We do battle together. As iron sharpens iron so one… 

Henry Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278-279

[T]he state, though in fact a religious institution, incapable of securing its proper ends without recognizing religious obligation, is not a church. Christ’s church, of which he claims to be the Head, is not of this world, but has its own existen…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 279

The ministers of Christ are of course bound to instruct their flocks, not only in the doctrines of theology, and the poffers and promises of the Gospel, but in all the duties of a holy life, that they may know how they ought to walk and please God…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 279

[T]he ministers both of the church and of the state should, if they would be loyal to the Divine Sovereign, concur in publishing his statures, and in inculcating the principles of truth, equity, temperance, and righteousness.?????????Hiram Bingham, A Re…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

The ministry of religion and the ministry of the state each has its duties; but each in its own order and place, and both for the glory of the same Master, in accordance with the Divine will.?????????Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

Douglas Bond, The Betrayal, pg. 270

Truth alone, found in the Word of God alone, is supreme. If the church silences the Word of God and forbids her members to hear and heed the Word of God alone, then unity with such an institution…is unity with the anti-Word, the anti-Christ.?????????D…

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
—Revelation 11:15