In part 1 of this article (June 2015), we explored the role of the church in interpreting, applying, and even adapting certain scriptural instructions to the community of God. We reviewed the authority that Christ gave to the church in handling the “keys” of the kingdom (Scripture) and “binding” and “loosing” its teachings to its members (interpreting and applying scriptural standards to the Christian community and its members) and how this authority is exhibited in the statements of belief, standards of conduct, and redemptive discipline the church implements for the benefit of its community.
Ministry: International Journal for Pastors
Miller, Nicholas Patrick, "The Church, Scripture, and Adaptations: Resolute in Essentials, Considerate in Peripherals - Part 2 of 2" (2015). Faculty Publications. 58.
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