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United We Stand
In his constant warfare against the church the devil loves nothing better than to sow the seeds of discord and division. The Puritan Thomas Brooks lamented, "Our own woeful experience is too great a proof of this." How can we counter this devilish ploy? Brooks outlines a twelve-point action plan and teaches us that United We Stand, Divided We Fall is a fitting motto for ev ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by The Banner of Truth Trust
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Brooks addresses the issue of Christian unity in this brief book (taken from the larger Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices). He, like so many others, rightly values unity as not only a hallmark of the Church but a quality that must be maintained. Disunity among Christians is a breeding ground for all sorts of sin, therefore it must be rooted out and totally destroyed: firstly in our individual lives, then corporately as the body of Christ.
Little is known about Thomas Brooks as a man, other than can be ascertained from his many writings. Born, probably of well-to-do parents, in 1608, Brooks entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625. He was licensed as a preacher of the gospel by 1640 at the latest. Before that date he seems to have spent a number of years at sea, probably as a chaplain with the fleet. After the Civil War, Brooks ...moreMore about Thomas Brooks...