true evangelicalism

A colleague forwarded this to me today. Interesting to think of in relation to the US election and what the “evangelical” position might be.

 

“True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love;
it dies to flesh and blood;
it destroys all lusts and forbidden desires;
it seeks, serves and fears God in its inmost soul;
it clothes the naked;
it feeds the hungry;
it comforts the sorrowful;
it shelters the destitute;
it aids and consoles the sad;
it does good to those who do it harm;
it serves those that harm it;
it prays for those who persecute it;
it teaches, admonishes and judges us with the Word of the Lord;
it seeks those who are lost;
it binds up what is wounded;
it heals the sick;
it saves what is strong (sound);
it becomes all things to all people.
The persecution, suffering and anguish that come to it for the sake of the
Lord’s truth have become a glorious joy and comfort to it.”

– Menno Simons (Anabaptist leader, 1496-1561)

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  1. gloria says:

    Thanks Patrick I needed to see this today!

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