- The nature of the church is defined by the mission of God in the world
- The nature of the church is the result of the redemptive work of Christ
- The nature of the church is holistic in relating this redemption to all of life
- The church exists as a social community that is both spiritual and human
- The church exists as a full demonstration of a new humanity.
- The attributes of the church's nature determine the church's ministry. pp128
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The Essence of the Church (4)
A bit more van Gelder as he explores the nature of the church.