25.8.20

True Evangelical Faith

17 injunctions for embodied faith by Menno Simons:


“True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love;


it dies to flesh and blood (1);


it destroys all lusts and forbidden desires (2);


it seeks, serves and fears God in its inmost soul (3);


it clothes the naked (4);


it feeds the hungry (5);


it comforts the sorrowful (6);


it shelters the destitute (7);


it aids and consoles the sad (8);


it does good to those who do it harm (9);


b it serves those that harm it (10);


it prays for those who persecute it (11);


it teaches, admonishes and judges us with the Word of the Lord (12);


it seeks those who are lost (13);


it binds up what is wounded (14);


it heals the sick (15);


it saves what is strong (sound) (16);


it becomes all things to all people (17).


The persecution, suffering and anguish that come to it for the sake of the Lord’s truth have become a glorious joy and comfort to it.”

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