John Hooper on the Christian's duty to refute error and plant truth

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Reformed Covenanter

Puritanboard Commissioner
It is the office of all Christians, and especially of such as teach the word of God, not only to remove and take away false & pernicious doctrine, and then to plant the truth …

John Hooper, A lesson of the Incarnation of Christ that he took, his humanity in and of the Blessed Virgin made the twentieth day of June by John Hopper, 1549 (London: Edward Whitechurch, 1549), preface (emphasis added).

The bit in bold is a useful corrective to clericalism and an affirmation of the priesthood of all believers, while John Hooper also recognised that a greater responsibility lies upon ordained teachers.

J.L. Allen

Puritan Board Freshman
Fantastic. The faith we have been so graciously given isn’t inactive. The church is threatened at every turn and in every age. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
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