11 June 2007

Only the Germ

The Apostolic Church was only the germ in doctrine, in life, in worship, in government, of that which was to follow. Everything that was added in the way of true and legitimate development, is a permanent possession of the Church which cannot be renounced unless abused for the purpose of defeating the very end for which the Church has been organized. -- Henry E. Jacobs, *Elements of Religion* p. 214

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