The Church and the Ministry

The Church and the Ministry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: visible on looking from either end, we can have no doubt of its existence.'1 We proceed, then, to examine the beginnings of It remains the ministry--in other words, first, to obtain nil postulates answer to the question whether the postulates of the history, later Church are verified by the intention of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospels (Chapter IV.): secondly, to interrogate the history of the apostolic 1 Expositor, July 1887, p. 3 t Church as recorded in the Epistles and in the Acts of the Apostles, and draw out the witness which this record affords on the earliest development of the Christian ministry (Chapter V.): lastly, to scrutinize the documents which shed a certain amount of light on the subapostolic period, and see whether they bear out the theory of the apostolic succession, and whether, further, they supply the links which enable us to form an adequate idea of the method by which the ministry of the apostolic days passed into the ministry of the better known period of church history (Chapter VI.).1 first, in the The first task before us is to investigate the intenChriss t'00 f Christ. It has been already pointed out that intention. the method of Christ was to withdraw from the many upon the few. While He healed widely and freely all who had 1 faith to be healed, ' He taught those only, except by the way, in whom He discerned the higher sort of faith which would make them disciples. These He trained to become a firm consolidated body, rooted and grounded in faith in Himself, that they might be the nucleus of His universal Church. Even within the body of these disciples there were inner and outer circles: there were the twelve, and also 'they that were with them, '2 the women who ministered to them, and the seventy who shared more

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