Friday, 9 December 2011


The Protestant idea of a church, expressed in the Augsburg Confession, and in very similar terms in the Thirty Nine Articles (nineteenth article) is that the visible church is a congregation of faithful or believing men, “In which the pure Word of God is preached and the sacraments administered according to Christ’s ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same. “
Henry Wace: Principles of the Reformation