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Why I love the Church

It was Cyprian who said, "You cannot have God as your Father unless you have the church for your Mother.” Though this can be misunderstood, Cyprian is not saying that one can only be saved as a member in the church. However, he is saying something quite provocative and strange for our modern church culture. He is saying that the ministry of Word and sacrament are crucial for the Christian life, and the Lord Jesus entrusted these to no other institution but the church.