jeudi 4 mars 2004

How does a solo Christian work?

"The Bible says the Church is nothing less than the Body of Christ.... Virtually all biblical figures for the Church emphasize an essential, living, love relationship between Christ and the Church.... If the Church is the body of Christ - the means of the head's action in the world - then the Church is an indispensable part of the gospel, and ecclesiology is inseparable from soteriology. Therefore, to adopt what might be called an 'anti-church stance' would be to dilute the very gospel itself and at the same time to demonstrate a misunderstanding of what the Bible means by 'the Church.'"
- Howard A. Snyder, "The Church in God's Plan," excerpts from "Community of the King," 1977.

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