Dr. R. E. Johonnot, pastor of Unity Church of Oak Park,...

Chicago Chronicle

[From the Chicago Chronicle.]

Dr. R. E. Johonnot, pastor of Unity Church of Oak Park, Ill., speaking recently on "Jesus and the Modern Christian Church," said,—

"If Jesus should come into our modern world, what would be his position toward our churches? Would he be in sympathy with their rites, forms, creeds, and works? No doubt he would find much that would be foreign to him. ... We may believe that he would be most in sympathy with simple forms and the simple doctrines of God as the Father and His love for His children. But if under the forms and creeds of to-day Jesus found real reverence and love for God, real devotion, humility, and self-sacrifice, the spirit of the humble and contrite heart, and the unselfish service of mankind, he would gladly own the church as his, whether ritualistic or non-ritualistic, orthodox or heterdox. What he would repudiate most would be the worship of himself instead of God."

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