oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The credibility of the church
|Article Title||The credibility of the church|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Systematic Theology, University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Nov 1979|
|Pages||114 - 309|
|Keyword(s)||""Political religion"", Communication of gospel, Cultural interests, Hypocrisy, Lack of credibility, Persecution church, Pharisees and Spirit of God|
When we speak about the credibility of the church, we have in mind the trustworthiness, the indubitable integrity of the church as messenger of the Kingdom of God. This credibility is of the utmost importance. It is true that the coming of the Kingdom is not brought about by the church itself. The salvation of men and the redemption of the world is the gracious work of God through his Word and Spirit. It is only the Holy Spirit who can kindle faith in the hearts of men.
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