Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Communion of Saints in the Protestant Church.

It is reprehensible, but it is true. We mock and jeer the Roman Catholics for their intricate system of saints, calling their practice idolatrous and abominable. Meanwhile, when trouble comes upon us (heck, even in plain old good times) we bypass the worship of God and go straight to a book by Karl Barth or Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Our theology is not made up of the praises of Jesus Christ and his glorious word of salvation, but in the adoration of mere men and endless meditations on their works. The apple never falls too far from the tree, and I suppose that such will be the state of things so long as we measure out our stern judgments to the Catholics without so much as poking a stick at our own devious hearts.

God and Father, may you help us all, and most especially me!

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