A Personal Testimony
Brought up from his earliest youth deeply to feel his lost condition, the author of these lines, was early taught to have no confidence either in acts of ritual, in pretended good works, or in the piety of his parents, he found peace the day he simply rested upon Christ. He saw in the work accomplished once for all on the cross the expiation of his sins by Him who, now at the right hand of the Father, can save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Heb. 7:25).
Thus enlightened and enfranchised for himself, he had no thought of attaching great importance to that which is usually called the question of the Church until, nevertheless, his attention was drawn to the fact that if Christ can suffice for His redeemed as individuals, He ought also to suffice for His redeemed ones as a whole. If each one of His members depends for himself on the Head, could the Body, looked at as a whole, know any other position, or the members among themselves a relation of different nature to that which exists with the Head? “For we are members of His Body” (Eph. 5:30).
This discovery was a veritable revelation, which lit up his Christian path and enabled him to find his way way amidst the labyrinth of contrary opinions which trouble the people of God, leading them far from the paths of the Word and the obedience of the Holy Spirit.
Let us cultivate this holy ambition to realize in the daily life the dependence of the member, directed by the Head, and when together as a local expression of the Church of God.
—M. Ch. Aubert, Switzerland.