Friday, April 11, 2008

Your church and you

In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.    Ephesians 2:22

"The secret of the Christian life is not the eradication of sin but inhabitation by the Holy Ghost.  Let God dwell in you by the Holy Ghost and sin will not.  The Church is truly the receptacle of God's fullness, described as 'the fullness of him that filleth all in all.'  That can be realized only by the indwelling Holy Spirit.  Therefore the corporate life of the Church is the means and the end of God's revelation to and redemption of the individual soul."

Harold J. Ockenga, Faithful in Christ Jesus, page 136.