Tag: church

The Bible is the Church’s Book

Because the Bible is God’s word, the church must submit to the Bible as to God himself. The church does not stand over Scripture;...

A Protestant View of the Church and Tradition in the Augsburg...

The Reformers were not trying to get back to Scripture instead of Tradition; they were trying to recover the true Tradition: the Church’s consensus of faith and practice, from which Roman Catholicism had departed.

Scripture in the Methodist Tradition, Part 2: The Forgotten Articles

In the previous article of this series on Scripture in the Methodist Tradition, I gave four principles from Article VI of the 39 Articles...

What is the Church’s Role in Our Salvation?

For a podcast discussion of this article and related themes, see "The Church, Salvation, and Assurance." Why Does the Church Matter? In our modern smorgasbord of...

The Church, Salvation, and Assurance

The Church that is not incidental to our salvation.

We Are the Church: A Church Covenant for Corporate Worship

This covenant reminds the members of a church of their identity, character, mission, and responsibility to one another.

Compendium: The Christian Church

The Christian Church is the sphere as well as the organ of the Spirit’s administration of redemption. As a corporate body it was founded...

Who is “the Israel of God” in Galatians 6:16?

Paul wrote Galatians to turn the churches in Galatia back to the true gospel after they had been deceived by Judaizers, Jewish “Christians” who...

Doctrine and Practice of the Church: Sharing Life Together

The Church after Pentecost Read Acts 2:42-47. What details do you see about the fellowship of the church after Pentecost? In the book of Acts, soon...