The broad-backed hippopotamus Rests on his belly in the mud; Although he seems so firm to us He is merely flesh and blood. Flesh and blood is weak and frail, Susceptible to nervous shock; While the True Church can never fail For it is based upon a rock… Blood of the Lamb shall wash him […]
Presbyterian, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should be called presbyters.
Has the Church failed mankind, or has mankind failed the Church?
Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
For all in common she prays, for all in common she works, in the temptations of all she is tried.
It (the Holy Roman Church) firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels… , and that no one, whatever […]
But if at the Church they would give us some Ale. And a pleasant fire, our souls to regale; We’d sing and we’d pray, all the live-long day; Nor ever once wish from the Church to stray, (“The Little Vagabond”)