What Constitutes a Church of God

Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.

Is it Faith to Understand Nothing?

“Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?”

Baptism is the Initiatory Sign

“Baptism is the initiatory sign by which we are admitted to the fellowship of the church, that being engrafted into Christ we may be accounted children of God.” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.15.1

What is Said of the Body Belongs to its Members

“It is a promise which eminently deserves our observation that all who are united to Christ and acknowledge Him to be Christ and Mediator will remain to the end safe from all danger, for what is said of the body of the Church belongs to each of its members since they are one in Christ.”

The World is a Theater of God’s Attributes

“The whole world is a theater for the display of the divine goodness, wisdom, justice, and power, but the Church is the orchestra, as it were—the most conspicuous part of it; and the nearer the approaches are that God makes to us, the more intimate and condescending the communication of his benefits, the more attentively are we called to consider them.”