Pauls View On The Church

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PAUL 'S THEOLOGY ON THE CHURCH __________________ A Paper Presented to Dr. Presley Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary __________________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for NTS 3213 __________________ by Jin Hyun July 27, 2015 PAULS VIEW ON THE CHURCH Apostle Paul is one of the most beloved follower and author of 14 books in the New Testament. One of the most prominent teachings of Paul is regarding on the subject of the church. Not only did he write letters to church but in many occasion talked about what the church is. But the question that often brings up is “What is the church?” In the following paper I will lay out what Paul believes and describes of what the church is, and what the church does. What is the Church? There are key references in the Bible that Paul talks about regard the church: Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:11-22; 3:3-9, Colossians 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28, Romans 16:25-27. Church is also commonly known as the Temple of God. In Ephesians 2:21-22 refers that in Christ is made a new man that brings in Gentiles to be grafted in and be fellow heirs with the Body of Christ. In Christ all differences such as color, ethnicity, sex or status becomes molded into on under Christ. Simply put, it erased the line of Jew and Gentiles. Paul in the Bible mostly uses the word “ekklesia” in Greek to describe the church. Ekklesia means an assembly or called out ones which draws conclusion to say that it is not referring to a
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