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Nature and Mission of The Church


August 13, 2020

The earliest name of the Christian Church was “The Way”. It consisted of a group of persons professing trust in Christ. The symbol for the early church in the history of Christianity was the “bat”. The church was an ark of salvation for the lost. The church is described as the body of Christ in Paul’s letters. Some theologians believe that the church exists only in the preaching, hearing and obedience to the Kerygma (the act of preaching). The content of preaching in the New Testament is centered on Jesus. The preaching about Jesus concerns the death and resurrection of Jesus. The...

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