How as the church been more or less visible in history? Why should this visibility problem be an encouragement to the Christian? How does the WCF change the older language of “true” or “false” church? What defines more or less pure? What are some New Testament examples of less pure churches? How have the marks of the church been understood differently? With this in mind how should churches go about semper reformanda? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 25.4:
This catholic Church hath been sometimes more, sometimes less visible. And particular churches, which are members thereof, are more or less pure, according as the doctrine of the gospel is taught and embraced, ordinances administered, and public worship performed more or less purely in them.
One thought on “Episode 25.4: The Purity of the Church”
Enjoy the podcast, but when the Confession says that “some have so
degenerated, as to become no Churches of Christ, but synagogues of Satan” in the next section, is it not saying that those are false churches?