Social Justice: Social Gospel?

VOL 20; ISSUE 5

09/01/2011

Articles

The Great Omission: Searching for Ecclesiology in Contemporary Missiology

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

We must also remember that Christ's miracles of healing were not a pattern for future, ongoing ministry. Rather, they served to testify of Christ's true status as God's Messiah.
When it comes to the Great Commission, Christian churches and missionary agencies are looking for better methods. God, however, is looking for better churches. Because churches are God's method. (1) Regrettably, many seem to have developed biblical amnesia concerning God's appointed method and means for missions’namely, the going forth of ordained missionary-pastors for the express purpose of establishing (and strengthening) biblical churches through the proclamation of Christ's efficacious Word, the faithful administration of the sacraments, and the making of mature disciples through comprehensive biblical instruction. </...

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