Friday, September 4, 2015
Commemoration of Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650
All that Christ wanted was faith in Himself. He had no interest in any institutional organization with worldly offices and laws. Neither did He give any dogmas or creeds which may be used to distinguish believers from non-believers. When He praised the faith of people, it was not because of their orthodox theology, or the fact that they belonged to some organization, but on account of their simple faith in His person.
... Kokichi Kurosaki (1886-1970), One Body in Christ, Kobe, Japan: Eternal Life Press, 1954, ch. 6
(see the book; see also Matt. 9:20-22; 8:5-13; 9:28-30; 15:22-28; Mark 5:25-34; 10:46-52; Luke 7:2-10,50; 8:43-48; 17:12-19; 18:35-43; John 9:35-38; 11:25-27,45; 12:44; 14:1; 1 Tim. 1:16; more at Christ, Creed, Dogma, Faith, People, Simplicity, Worldly)
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