"A wooden leg may be a support to the body, though it is not a true member. Just so, wicked men may supply the needs of a church, as Judas for a while did duty as an apostle."
Quaint, but true. It is to be feared that our churches have many wooden legs, in the form of . . .
and unregenerate pastors.
The church body may move with these — but her walk must be limping, painful, slow, and awkwardly!
As for the wooden limb itself, its end is to be burned. It will be a fearful thing to turn out to be a dead member of a living body — a false arm, or a glass eye! Such shams can never be part of the body of Christ.
O for living, loving, lasting union with the living Head!