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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The "Oneness" of the Church and her Confession

R. C. H. Lenski, commenting on Rom. 15:6:

"'With one mouth' = in the one united confession. This does not mean that all join in the same psalm, hymn, creed, prayer, confession of sin, doxology in public worship, but that every member everywhere and always confesses the one same gospel truth, whatever part of it may be broached, and thereby glorifies God before men... This oneness of conviction and confession, like our mystical oneness in the Una Sancta, is far deeper than many suppose, for its ultimate basis, source, and substance are the oneness of God and of his glory."

The Interpretation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1961) pp. 863-64.

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