Signs of the Times

[W. Douglas Mackenzie, D.D., LL.D., in The Congregationalist and Advance]

As Paul's life advanced, as he saw the gospel sweep on in its saving power from city to city, throughout the empire which was his world, he conceived of the church as the body of Christ. It was no mere group of obscure enthusiasts. It was the living temple of God, whose stones were human souls, which grew from day to day in extent and majesty of structure. It was not merely a collection of people on the shores of time waiting for some portent on the horizon. It was a glorious community ruled by an unseen but very present king. His Spirit filled the church. His will controlled their life and inspired their work. They were actually, consciously united to him in bonds that thrilled with life.

January 25, 1919

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