Friday, March 13, 2009

What is a church?

"The local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord. In obedience to Scripture they organize under qualified leadership, gather regularly for preaching and worship, observe the biblical sacraments of baptism and Communion, are unified by the Spirit, are disciplined for holiness, and scatter to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission as missionaries to the world for God's glory and their joy."

-Driscoll and Breshears, Vintage Church, p. 38.

1 comment:

Joshua Owen said...

Good word from Edwards, Justin. I'll make a shameless plug for the Eastern NC Founders fraternal here, since we just started blogging about Calvin's eschatology. The initial post on this subject is from a chapter in the Institutes on meditating on last things.