Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Kingdom Creates The Church

"The church is the koinonia or 'fellowship' of people who have accepted and entered in to the reign of God...[T]he relationship between the kingdom and the church can therefore be defined: the kingdom of God creates the church.  True Christians 'constitute a Kingdom in their relation to God in Christ as their Ruler, and a Church in their separateness from the world in devotion to God, and in their organic union with one another.'" 

~Excerpt from "The Church: The Gospel Made Visible" by Mark Dever

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