Herman Hoeksema: “We must remember that the church is not a mere number of saved believers: it is a grand whole, it is a body, a unity. And the purpose of the whole is that they may show forth the glory of God in Christ. This one theme all the saints sing and develop in their good works, each in his own position and performing his own part. And the great Artist ordained and prepared all the several parts of this glorious theme for every one of the saints, just as He by grace prepares for them all the parts they are to perform. He created us in Christ Jesus exactly unto those good works which He prepared for us, that we might walk in them (The Triple Knowledge, vol. 3, pp. 105-106).