Stewardship: Resources and Responsibility

God’s Church in the End-Time

Our inquiry will concentrate on the question, Does the Bible speak of a "remnant" as the people of God in the end-time, and if so, how does it characterize and identify this remnant?

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Pilgrimage and the Church Today

Christian literature, whether devotional or scholarly, frequently makes reference to a pilgrimage motif. The idea of pilgrimage itself, however, is increasingly remote in western man's thought: The modem concept is a vague amalgam of Pilgrim Fathers, Canterbury Tales, and Pilgrims Progress. 1 Consequently, allusions to pilgrimage lack precision.

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Ordinance of Marriage

The sixth day of Creation week drew to its close. The new planet with ts inhabitants testified eloquently to the wisdom and ingenuity of its Maker. For the sixth time "God saw that it was good" (Gen 1;4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25). Beauty, harmony, completeness, and satisfaction filled the air.

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Liberation Theologies and the Church

In recent times and in certain quarters theology has begun to strip itself of I much of its characteristic dogmatics. The typical characterization of religion as a private affair is being challenged by a stress on the public character of the Christian message.

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Priesthood of Believers

In spite of its affinnation of the priesthood of all believers, there is perhaps no function which Protestantism has so much neglected. Not only have Protestant laymen not assumed the priestly role, but until recently even the clergy have shunned it.

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Church Discipline

It is the task of the Christian church to investigate, proclaim and preserve the contents of its faith, and to keep its standard of conduct pure. This means discharging duty and upholding right at the same time, duty and right in defending/protecting the truth and in correcting error. Both are aspects of pastoral care. Therefore,…

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A Survey of Church History: Apostolic Fathers of Reformation

The study of ecclesiology has fascinated scholars throughout the centuries. Hundreds of volumes and articles have been written on the subject. We find whole volumes dedicated to just one of the great Christian authors of the past. It is, therefore, with humility that we attempt this summarization.

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The Origin and Nature of the Church

The church is a paradox. It appears enfeebled and defective, yet God works in it. 1 On one hand the church in all ages has been an arena where countless persons have been saved and transformed, where dedicated men and women have devoted their lives to unselfish service to God and humanity, and where the…

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