Questions abound when it comes to what the Bible teaches about the church. Is the church essential for Christians or can we do without it if we want? Can we still use the old Reformation distinction of true and false church? What about how the church should be governed — what should we do? Shouldn’t churches each decide on their own how to worship God? These and many other important questions are considered in The Beautiful Bride of Christ. The Belgic Confession is our guide as we consider what God teaches us in Scripture about the body of Christ. Included is a never-before translated letter from Guido de Brès to the consistory of the Reformed church in Antwerp.
Table of Contents:
1 THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS CATHOLIC (Article 27)
2 OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH NO SALVATION (Article 28)
3 LEARNING TO DISCERN THE CHURCH (Article 29)
4 HOW CHRIST GOVERNS HIS CHURCH (Article 30)
5 SHEPHERDING THE SHEEP (Article 31)
6 ZEAL FOR THE PURITY OF THE CHURCH (Article 32)
APPENDIX: LETTER OF GUY DE BRÈS TO THE CONSISTORY OF ANTWERP
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