Sunday, December 11, 2022

Machen: brotherhood of the redeemed

Sunday, December 11, 2022
    Advent III
    Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
    —Hebrews 2:11 (NIV)
    All men have the same Creator and the same nature. The Christian man can accept all that the modern liberal means by the brotherhood of man. But the Christian knows also of a relationship far more intimate than that general relationship of man to man and it is for this more intimate relationship that he reserves the term “brother.” The true brotherhood, according to Christian teaching, is the brotherhood of the redeemed.
    ... J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937), Christianity and Liberalism, The Macmillan Company, 1923, p. 157-158 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 2:11-12; Ps. 22:22; Matt. 12:50; Rom. 8:29; 1 Pet. 1:22
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have granted me inclusion in Your family.
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