In this text, Herman Amberg Preus presents the case that Christian churches, divided and scattered over the earth, need to rediscover that there is one catholic and apostolic Church, the Communion of Saints. Growing up in a generation that struggled to find its way back to this Scriptural Doctrine of the Church, he argues that the solution is to be found in the theology of Luther and the Reformation. Preus puts forth that World Lutheranism and the Ecumenical Movement would benefit from the guidance of Luther.
“The fellowship which the early Christians knew as koinonia was much rather something which they had not themselves created, but which they had received as the gift of God.” (Pages 115–116)
“to experience the Communion of Saints is to experience Christ Himself. But it is more than that” (Page 112)
“It is something we live on, live by, something we enjoy” (Page 111)