On Sunday, November 1, many churches observed All Saints’ Day, a feast that remembers the “great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1) with which we are surrounded. In the excerpt below, Hermann Sasse explains the connection of confessing Christians.
All the saints, from the beginning of the world who have died believing in the Redeemer, whether he was yet to come or had come in the flesh, all members of the people of God of all times to the present day—in this sense, all are fathers of the church. Whether Christians have found themselves in the loneliness of a Siberian prison camp or the isolation of the diaspora or suffering inner alienation within the great secularized “churches” of our century, it has become ever more the consolation of those who have suffered for the sake of the church and whom God has led on a “lonely path” to know that they are not alone in the one church of God. [Read more…] about The “Lonely Path” of Christians