Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Essence of the Church (4)

A bit more van Gelder as he explores the nature of the church.

  • 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


1 comment:

Graeme said...

Now why couldn't you have posted the "nature of the church is holistic..." bit last week! Would have been a good quote for the practice essay!:)