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Thomas Murphy on Brotherly Kindness in Ecclesiastical Assemblies

By Charlie Wingard · August 1, 2014 · 1 Comment
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Thomas Murphy’s addresses presbyters serving in the church’s higher courts. Nevertheless, his advice is useful to all Christians who find themselves engaged in public controversy: “There are some persons who seem to lose their Christian spirit and temper as soon as they engage in public discussions. They enter upon them in a wrangling and angry manner, and at once render the exercise of calm, Christian wisdom impossible. Such a spirit is utterly inconsistent with the character which should be found Christ’s servants.  . . . Each one, as he has opportunity should strive to banish angry strifes.  . . .  It is like men to resent opposition, but it is like Christ to bear it.”” – Thomas Murphy, Pastoral Theology:…

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