Excerpt from Birth of a Reformation, or the Life and Labors of Daniel S. Warner
Include the universality of the Christian kingdom. The Holy Spirit in the heart was necessary, of course, to the successful government of the church by the Spirit, other wise he could not have been understood. There were no dividing lines, for it was the will of the Lord particularly that there be one fold and one shepherd. Jesus had prayed in behalf of the disciples that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me ohn l7: Zl These conditions of being subject to the word and Spirit, of leaving an open door through which greater light and truth might enter as was necessary, and of possessing the love and unity of spirit that cemented the believers together and carried them through all their persecution, constituted the ideal and nor mal status of God's church on earth as he gave it begin ning, of which it was ordained that there should be but one. Only one, as long as the world should endure. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope.
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