Have you ever wondered what the early church was like? You are not alone.
Today, many are questioning the relevance of the modern religious church. Largely inconsistent with New Testament revelation and standard, its teaching, traditions and practice are difficult to explain, rationalize or reconcile. Indeed, they often provide more questions than answers.
What is the purpose and mission of the modern religious church?
As demonstrated by spending and predominant activity, what is the primary emphasis of the modern religious church?
Why does the modern religious church have a “service”? What is it designed to accomplish?
What is the origin of church buildings, pews, pulpits and “services”?
Why is teaching the primary ministry of the modern religious church?
Who is responsible to protect and preserve the doctrine of the modern religious church?
Has the personal presence and ministry of Jesus Christ to His body been replaced by the modern religious church “service”?
Why has the celebration of the Lord’s Supper become a somber ritual?
What happened to spiritually gifted “every member ministry”?
What happened to loving, corrective church discipline?
Why are the majority of modern religious churches unable to fund outreach and missions?
Why is the typical modern religious church unable to report one new conversion annually?
Why is the modern religious church largely ignorant about its spiritual enemy and his schemes?
“The Distinct Church of the New Testament” provides much needed answers. Unveiling first century doctrine and practice, it serves to encourage prayerful action for the reformation of the church to its original New Testament design.
“The Distinct Church of the New Testament” explores fundamental church doctrines such as kingdom and covenant; law and life; works and grace. It unveils the original function and form of the church and its corresponding manifestation on earth. Moreover, “The Distinct Church of the New Testament” explores the purpose and mission of the church, the relevance of the “kingdom of heaven” parables to the church, the critical importance of women in the church and much more.
Corresponding to its original doctrine, “The Distinct Church of the New Testament” also reveals the original practice of the early church. It discusses practical matters like church governance, the application of apostolic teaching and tradition, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, giving and church growth. “The Distinct Church of the New Testament” also provides an in-depth discourse on the practical topics of spiritual warfare, church reformation and more.
For the last 1000 years God has facilitated the reformation of the church on earth. He has progressively restored essential access to the Bible and consequently, purity of doctrine, governance of life, and original first century function, form, purpose and mission. Only the reformation of church practice remains unfinished.