Tim Schultz says, “If everyone who violated an article of the Confession of Faith was banned, there would probably just be a small quilting group left.” I am not in favor of “banning,” but his letter and this sentence should at least give us serious pause for thought and prayer. We will soon celebrate Pentecost, when the true church was given to Earth in which, through great help from the Holy Spirit, people could live life fully according to Jesus’ will and words. How very desperately the world needs that again — groups where there is true nonviolence, complete faithfulness in marriage, complete respect for life from start to finish, fire for Jesus’ kingdom and true restorative discipline in love. The Anabaptists of the Radical Reformation knew it; the early Moravians and Quakers experienced it. Where are our churches now? Are we not blown away by the winds of a decadent society? Let us pray for a revival and return to those experiences among us that would bring help to the world in Jesus’ name and power.
Ulster Park, N.Y.
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