But, its not such an odd statement if we think of the local church as some sort of institution. It is also thought of as implying that the Church is endowed with all the means of salvation for its members. Every one of us is a product of the industrial world.
Clearly Paul said the church was purchased or acquired by Jesus' blood. Do you think that an institution is what the first Christians thought of when they spoke of a local assembly of their brethren.
The individual institutions may or may not be linked to other institutions but each institution has an identity of its own: In verse 22 that the decision to send letters to Gentile congregations about a controversial doctrinal decision was made by the apostles, elders, and the whole church.
He desired to associate with them because they were the Christians in the place where he had relocated to. Such thinking is revealed when we say things like: In my understanding, it does not.
So far this is looking promising, but consider the next two traits.
And, too commonly, the institution with its layers of owners, boards of directors, and management is a liability instead of an asset. Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Thy name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow us.
Those of us who are older have spent most of our lives in the industrial world, and those of us under retirement age have spent every day of our lives in the industrial world. And Moses gathered seventy men from the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tabernacle. The adult children and grandchildren are looking around in the attic of the old home place.
Never do we see a command, work, power or responsibility ever given to a corporate entity in the Bible. He had the "know-how. I am not comparing the institutional church to obscenity but the point is the same. The major issue of this and other councils during the 4th century was the christological debate between Arianism and Trinitarianism.
God, high priest, priests, Levites, Israelite man, Israelite woman. If the association of individuals that make up a local church is for some reason dissolved the local church would cease to exist, but a corporation would not. It is pretty hard to define the institutional church but that has never stopped me and I was asked that question on a different blog, so I want to give it a shot and solicit feedback from others on what exactly is the institutional church and how do we define it.
Resurrection is something else altogether. Only through this Church can one obtain the fullness of the means of salvation since the Lord has entrusted all the blessings of the New Covenant to the apostolic college alone whose head is Peter. However it is not an organization in the way the word is most commonly used.
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But this passage, as the Holy Fathers explain, refers to heretics and schismatics. What about a corporation. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered In the institutional form of the church, the institution itself becomes self-sustaining.
If we think of the preacher as an employee of the church, then we have adopted a concept not found in the Scriptures. But the words establishment, foundation or society don't seem to compare very well to the description of the church in the Bible.
Typical government in the ancient world had a hierarchy: Its helmsman, the new Noah, is Christ, Who sends out the dove, the Holy Spirit, to see if the waters have receded sufficiently to allow the emergence of true spiritual life.
Their view of ecclesiastical authority is accordingly different. Many of these institutional churches meet each week, go through the religious rituals and pay their bills but accomplish little else. In this view, the church invisible consists of all those from every time and place who are vitally united to Christ through regeneration and salvation and who will be eternally united to Jesus Christ in eternal life.
Just as the institution of the Old Testament Church was created through the rules and commandments given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai fifty days after the passage through the Red Sea, so the institution of the New Testament Church was created through the Grace of the Holy Spirit given to the Apostles on Mount Sion fifty days after the Lord.
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An institution is a social mechanism for making a desirable experience easily repeatable. An institution is where life-giving human activities can be nurtured and protected and sustained. Some aspects of life should be unscheduled, spontaneous, random.
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Real Church is a people Movement called out to follow Jesus on his Kingdom mission. Biblical "church," therefore, is not some building that you "go to." You and I either are the Church or we are not.Church as institution and church as