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church and its function in society by Willem Adolph Visser "t Hooft

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English


  • Church and the world.,
  • Church history.,
  • Church and state.,
  • Religion and sociology.

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Cover title.

StatementW.A. Visser"t Hooft and J.H. Oldham.
ContributionsOldham, Joseph Houldsworth, 1874-1969.
The Physical Object
Paginationleaves 68-72, [113]-152, [176]-232 ;
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18676368M

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Philip Clayton's important book is a must read for all who are concerned about the future of the Christian church. Clayton (in collaboration with Tripp Fuller) offers something like a blueprint, in my opinion, for the way-forward for progressive Christianity, including the Emergent church and the Mainline by: 3.   This book focuses on the dynamics and vocation of the parish church. Within that arena the primary way in which the church influences society is through the lives of the baptized as they play their roles in families, with friends, in the workplace and in civic life. The Church and Society Calvin B. Rock Introduction “Justice” in Micah means more than general faithfulness in human relations. It intends strict equity, absolute fairness, and even redress with regard to the rights of all. Succinctly stated, it is the equitable distribution of benefits within a given society, giving to all their Size: KB.   Society begins in the homes of each individual member of the Church. It is interesting that Luke’s summary of the great commission call to preach the gospel to all nations, however, it also commands to begin in Jerusalem first. In other words, the commission begins at home. Keep in mind that society is a reflection of the homes they proceeded.

B. The Role of the Church in our society is to 1. Lift up Christ to a lost and dying world 2. Preach Christ 3. Live Christ 4. Demonstrate Christ C. Listening friends: a. We cannot expect to act on the Word until we react to the Word.   According to Paul, every believer has a function in the church, just as the different parts of a body have a specific function. The idea of a group of clergy taking responsibility for all Christian ministry while a mass of laypeople simply receive the benefits is totally foreign to : Pastor Luis Ángel Díaz-Pabón. As the apostolic Church it is the function of the Christian community to proclaim to the great human societies, with all the persuasiveness and imagination at its disposal, with all the skill it has in becoming all things to all men, that the center and heart of all things, the first and last Being, is utter good.   Church is more than just entertainment, having large numbers of people attending services or hearing messages of empowerment from the pulpit that makes one feel good. Church is the lifeline of any society. Church is a unique place that should instill change in people’s lives.

  This is seen throughout Acts and in much of the other books of the New Testament as Paul sought the support of churches for each other and for the church in Jerusalem. Luke’s account of the activity of the early church in Jerusalem gives the most succinct picture of the role of the church in society. Acts shows 1) “the full number. In societies like America where the Bible is widely read, this sacred book is highly influential, becoming the foundation of morality in society. For example, in America, the Constitution and the rules and laws that govern society have their roots in the Bible, through moral codes like the Ten Commandments. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHURCH 7 Not only is society in general excluded by the word "brethren" but also the word order of verse 14 makes the distinction clear. The pronoun is in the emphatic position--"as for us," in contradistinction to the world. 11 John, then, is making a careful distinction between the. Organizing the ChurCh tO funCtiOn A church has many different areas of work to be done. To accomplish this work, it may choose to organize itself as follows: • Pastor and Staff • Deacons • Church Leadership Team (Church Council) • General Church Officers - Moderator - Clerk - Treasurer - Trustees • Church Program OrganizationsFile Size: KB.