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nature of the church and other studies in Christian unity.

A. T. DeGroot

nature of the church and other studies in Christian unity.

by A. T. DeGroot

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Published by Texas Christian University Press in Fort Worth, Texas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Disciples of Christ.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21539950M

      Satan hates God and therefore he hates God’s people, the church. His great plan for the church is to cause Christians–true believers who ought to be together in the gospel–to find ways of disagreeing among themselves, to divide, to be bitter and jealous, and ultimately to “bite and devour one another” (Gal. ). Here are twelve ways that you can repulse Satan’s attacks. A “church” isn’t a building, but a group of people who worship together on a regular basis: a local body of believers. The relationships we develop with other Christians are to reflect what God has done and is doing among us, making us one in Christ and conforming us to His image. In this message, Alistair Begg explores Paul’s teaching on Christian unity, showing how humility.

    Unity matters so much because the oneness of the church figures centrally in God's plan to unite all things in Christ (; ). Yet unity among Christians is more than just a means by which God will heal the cosmos. It is also a reflection of the very nature of God, . Unity is a spiritual movement based on the teachings of Jesus offering a unique, positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity. Unity respects and honors all other religions and spiritual paths. God is spirit, the loving source of all that is, and greater than all that is. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing, and sustaining through all.

    Discover free online learning about theology and life from The Gospel Coalition. Learn more about God, his Word, and the Christian life. Lesson The Church - Its Names And Unity. In our state of religious confusion the nature of the church mentioned in the New Testament is apt to be obscured. In this and the following two lessons we shall seek to discover the church as revealed in the New Testament.


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Nature of the church and other studies in Christian unity by A. T. DeGroot Download PDF EPUB FB2

Question: "How can a church achieve a true, biblical unity?" Answer: The Bible underscores the importance of “unity” and “oneness.” Unity with others is “good” and “pleasant” (Psalm ).

Unity is absolutely essential because the church is the “body of Christ” (1 Corinthians ), and a body cannot be in disunity or disharmony with itself. A THEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH Introduction The word “church,” like many other English words, has a variety of meanings depending upon the context in which it is used.

“Church” may refer logisitically to a concept of Christian unity is driven home in the image of the Body of Christ. Being aFile Size: 43KB. I recently read a book titled So-Called Christian by Jim Turner.

This book is part confession, part exhortation. In it, Jim Turner confesses to his own sins of pride, jealousy, and discord, and explain how he came to see that such behavior is not only damaging to himself and his relationships, but also to the church at large and the church’s witness to the world.

To summarize briefly, the church takes its origin from the saving activity of the Trinity. Visible unity is important for its nature and mission, a point that is emphasized repeatedly. That is: the Unity with His own, which at the same time establishes the Unity of His own, as He said: ¿”That they may be made perfect in one.” (25).

That bidimension — both vertical and horizontal dimension — of Unity, defines Christian Unity, which means the Unity of the Church. The Church, though it was not explicitly mentioned, isFile Size: KB. We should aim at heart unity—the interweaving of lives and hearts so that we feel with each other and care for each other.

We should expect (and not sweep under the rug) disunity in the visible church while there are non-genuine professors of faith in the assembly (1 Corinthians ).

Problem. A clear understanding of the nature of church unity and the role of authority in the maintenance of unity is imperative for the church in the face of its increasing growth and diversity. While a considerable volume of literature addresses the topic of unity of the church, little attention has been paid to the historical dimensions of the differing viewpoints on church authority, which Author: Wendy Ann Jackson.

Biblical Principles of the Unity of the Church I. The Nature of the Church. The church is the covenant people of God—the body of people to whom God has made the promise to be their God and they to be his people and he to dwell with them.

The church is the covenant people of. Following are quotes from Charles Fillmore's book Christian Healing, Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO.

They are at the end of each chapter in his book and are meant as summarizations and points of meditation. "God is the name of my good" (p.

17). History of the Christian Church, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) This material has been carefully compared, corrected¸ and emended (according to the edition of Charles Scribner's Sons) by The Electronic Bible Society, Dallas, TX, History of the Christian Church, Volume I: Apostolic Christianity.

Philip Schaff A. In one sense, the church has existed from mankind’s beginning, first in the Garden, and later when men called on the name of the Lord (Genesis ).

The church, however, only existed in a provisional way during the Old Testament. The Lord and Savior of the church had not yet done His work. Unity Study Outlines “Study to show yourself approved “ (2 Timothy ) Lunch Time Bible Study: For more information or to request other studies, please contact the office at UCCI.

Contact Us: Unity Christian Church International Sycamore Dairy Rd Fayetteville, NC () The reality of the church as the eschatological people of God in the world cannot be defined easily or simply.

Many different word pictures are needed to describe the nature of the church. To understand the nature of the church in the New Testament, therefore, we must study the images of the church.

These images can be studied in two different. The term "ecumenism" refers to efforts by Christians of different church traditions to develop closer relationships and better term is also often used to refer to efforts towards the visible and organic unity of different Christian denominations in some form.

The adjective ecumenical can also be applied to any interdenominational initiative that encourages greater. Those who look down upon the separated parts of God's Church really need to pick up The Basis of Christian Unity and deal humbly with its message.

It is the hot pursuit after a unity condemned by the Lord and Scripture that is the real cause of schism. This anti-biblical vision is closely connected to, or part of, `The New Evangelicalism.'Cited by: 2.

Christian Church is a Protestant ecclesiological term referring to the church invisible comprising all Christians, used since the Protestant reformation in the 16th century. In this understanding, "Christian Church" (or "catholic church") does not refer to a particular Christian denomination but to the "body" or "group" of believers, both defined in various ways.

2 A Practice of Christian Unity 1 This Is Church Core Point The church is called to be (among other things) the family of God where people find welcome and community. Feeling welcome 10 minutes Some say the combination of good food, lots of fun, and loving friends makes for a welcoming atmosphere.

The Nature and Unity of the Church of Christ. In this paper Darby’s objective was, with God’s blessing, to show Christians how the Church can be united according to the Word of God, and how it should operate consistently. Unity is the glory of the Christian Church; but unity to secure and promote our own interests is not the unity of.

The unity of the Church is thus shown to be organic, and lying deep down in the nature of things. There is one Spirit. For to the existence of a body there must be a spirit. The body, the Church, is pervaded by the Spirit, the Holy Ghost.

It would be a corpse but for this indwelling. There is one hope in all the called ones. The unity of. In a day when Christian unity in the local church and beyond is fragile and fragmented, the robust theology of Romans calls all Christians to be unified by a robust understanding of the gospel, a holy life as defined by Scripture, and a humble commitment to Christian love toward one matter the past sins of the other’s.

In RENEWING CHRISTIAN UNITY, scholars Mark G. Toulouse, Gary Holloway, and Douglas A. Foster collaborate to provide an overview of the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that will serve all readers by giving a brief, authoritative introduction to this important American denomination.

Throughout its history, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been known for its /5(6).Unity School of Christianity* Christian or Cult? Unity School of Christianity, also known as Unity (with headquarters on a 1,acre campus in Unity Village, Missouri -- near Lee's Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City), was "founded" in (with the publishing of a national monthly magazine called Modern Thought -- renamed Unity Magazine in ) by Charles S.

Fillmore (), a.The Church of God Digital Library, which includes some of Gospel Trumpet/Warner Press’ most popular works, provides an exciting understanding of the theology and spirituality that drives the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).

This collection is the perfect combination of theologies, biographies, and commentaries for in-depth Bible study from a Church of God perspective.