Friends! the churches have no need for the modern machinery which has supplanted the simplicity of faith.
I truly believe, that if the Lord swept the church committees and schemes out of the universe, we would be better without them.
I hope the church will soon say, like David in Saul’s clanking armor, “I cannot go with these”–and with only her sling and her stone, confident in her God, I trust she will confront her foe.
We can do all things, if we can but trust Christ. But nothing is possible to your man-made schemes and systems.
God will sweep them away yet, and happy shall be that man who shall lead the van in their utter destruction! Go up against her, take away her bulwarks, for they are not the Lord’s; He did not ordain them, nor will He stand by them.
Act in faith, O people of God, and prove the power of prayer–for “all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23
The fact is, God does not need our power–but our weakness.
He does not need our greatness–but our nothingness.
Seems fairly accurate. A reasonable introduction to Wycliffe, Tyndale, and Cranmer and their role in the development of the English Bible.
Given the recent posts here, notice how this video uses the word “church”, what/who is called church, the actions of the church, the power that the church wields and reflect upon whether this represents the biblical concept conveyed by ekklesia.