Church as Mother

I just love the way John Calvin speaks about the church as mother:

I shall start, then, with the church, into whose bosom God is pleased to gather his sons, not only that they may be nourished by her help and ministry as long as they are infants and children, but also that they may be guided by her motherly care until they mature and at last reach the goal of faith.  “For what God has joined together, it is not lawful to put asunder” (Mk 10.9p), so that, for those to whom he is Father the church may also be Mother (Institutes of the Christian Religion, 4.1.1).

Those to whom God is Father, the church is Mother (Gal. 4:26). Honour your Father, and your Mother.


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  1. It’s a tremendous assurance to observe our Father’s care for us through the church. Thanks for sharing.

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