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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Notable Quote: James Henley Thornwell

James Henley Thornwell (1812 – 1862) on the church’s mission . . .

The Church is exclusively a spiritual organization, and possesses none but spiritual power. It is her mission to promote the glory of God and the salvation of men from the curse of the law . . . The Church deals with men as men, as fallen sinners standing in need of salvation . . . Her mission is to bring men to the Cross, to reconcile them to God through the blood of the Lamb, to imbue them with the Spirit of the Devine Master, and then send them forth to perform their social duties, to manage society, and perform the functions that pertain to their social and civil relations.

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