Concordia Theological Monthly
God's people, ekklesia, Holy Spirit, faith
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The word "church" has come to mean so many things that it is difficult to think of church with any ontological precision. Our present study is an examination of the nature of the reality that is ekklesia, and the bearing that the unique quality of its being has on certain problems of fellowship. Although we at times use terms borrowed from the philosophers, we have nonetheless set ourselves the task of thinking in strictly Biblical categories, wherein reality cannot be contemplated apart from the personal Lord, by whom and in whom the reality exists; where being cannot be abstracted from becoming, or nature thought of relevantly apart from function.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 3:10, 21; Ephesians 5:23-32; Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; Acts 15:41; 1 Corinthians 7:17; Romans 16:16; Galatians 1:22; Acts 14:23; Acts 9:31; Acts 7:38; Hebrews 2:12;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Mayer, James W.
"The Church as the People of God United in the Word of God,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 33, Article 61.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol33/iss1/61