To create an earthly thing

This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”

Last week I talked about an old book called Brethren, Hang Loose.  Robert Girard reached a crisis point in ministry when he came across a book by Watchman Nee. Here's a sample of what he read:

To create an earthly thing is easy for us. If we are content with an outward, technical Christianity – a "movement" based on an earthly foundation, with an earthly structure and organization – then it is quite possible for us to do the thing ourselves. But we have been apprehended for something utterly different from this. The Church is spiritual, and her work is heavenly. It must never become earth-bound.
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada