HC 8.0: The Change From Church as a Community to the Church as a Corporation

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H2.3a: WHAT IS CHURCH? The Christian Church Sequence

The present Christian is caught between the historical legacy of two alternatives, that of the early Christian Church and the influence of later centuries. There is a tension between the Church as relationships and the Church as a rigid organisation. The first leads to a warm, open, and communal approach but not necessarily with organisational direction. The second leads to a more corporate approach, more formal but not so communal. It is Christ-ianity as God’s Community with Spirituality versus Church-ianity as Religion or God’s Corporation. The initial Hebrew view of life was very wholistic (whole) whereby all aspects of life were unified and were very important to God. The Corporation view became very dualistic with a split between the spiritual dimension and the physical dimension. This is detailed more fully in later posts.

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5c.2: WHAT IS CHURCH? The Christian Church Sequence: Community or Corporation?


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