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“God the Lord is the Protector and Watchman for His Church, but before the world she often has little protection. [The world] often regards true Christians as sheep for the slaughter, Ps. 44: 22, who are killed daily for the sake of the true confession.”

From a Sermon by Pr. Johann Gerhard

Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.

Psalm 44: 22

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

(Romans 8)

 

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“…thank God, a seven-year old child knows what the Church is, namely, holy believers and sheep who hear the voice of their Shepherd.  So children pray,’I believe in one holy Christian Church.'”

(The Book of Concord, The Smalcald Articles, Part III, Article XII, The Church;  See St. John 10: 3)

 

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