Friday, August 18, 2006

The delocalizing of the church had profound effects on the very concept ofworship. Worship was no longer confined to something that the priest did in a specific holy place. Worship became something that all Christians did wherever they might happen to be during the course of a day...

the life of the puritan was in one sense a continuous act of worship pursued under an unremitting and lively sense of God's providential purposes and constantly refreshed by religious activity, personal, domestic and public.

...In Puritan ecclesiology, the visible signs of the church are defined chiefly in terms of certain activities and in relationships or fellowship among believers.



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