By Clarence Bouwman
The ascended Saviour is Head of the Church. People, then, may not regulate matters in Christ's Church as they see fit. Instead (as the Belgic Confession has it), "we believe that this true Church must be governed according to the Spiritual order which our Lord has taught us in His Word."
This book is an attempt to draw out from the Bible how the Lord would have His Church be governed. Through a process of detailed Scripture study, the author concludes that the historic Church Order of Dort encapsulates God's revealed wish for how matters ought to be done in His Churches. At the same time, he argues, the principles of Scripture as captured by Dort can receive varying applications according to the changing circumstances of the day. As the ecclesiastical scene moves and changes, churches do well to look at the Scriptures behind Dort and apply the principles of Reformed Church Polity with renewed enthusiasm.
Soft cover, 274 pages
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Topic Church Polity Author Clarence Bouwman Book Type Paperback ISBN 0887560792 Standard Product ID (Enter ISBN) 0887560792 Number of Pages 274 Publication Date (YYYY) 2000