A Creation of the Word

“the Protestant Reformers declared that the Word of God gave birth to the church, not vice versa, as the Roman Catholic Church taught. It is the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, then, that creates the people of God.The gospel not only saves us from our sins and the wrath of God, it places us in vital union with Jesus Christ and other Christians. Thus, the church is the fruit of the gospel; it is not our own creation, but a creation of the triune God of grace.” -Daniel Hyde, Welcome to a Reformed Church

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