No Man Builds the Church but Christ Alone
I’ve been a big fan of Christian Week for twenty years now. If you live in Canada and don’t subscribe, you’re missing out.
I really appreciated the latest editorial from Doug Koop. It includes this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer that should be posted in the study of every pastor. I know I need this reminder regularly.
No man builds the church but Christ alone. Whoever is minded to build the church is surely well on the way to destroying it, for he will build a temple to idols without wishing or knowing….We must proclaim–He builds. We must pray to Him that He may build. We do not know His plan. We cannot see whether He is building or pulling down. It may be that the times, which by human standards are times of collapse, are, for him, the great times of construction.
Doug asks, “Could it be that this season when churches and ministries are struggling so mightily is actually an era of construction in God’s great design?” You can read the rest of the editorial here.