In understanding the biblical role of church and state – and its implications for homosexuality – we must first understand the transformational nature of God’s kingdom. Christ is not only “head over all things to the church” (Eph 1:22), but also “ruler of kings on earth” (Rev 1:5). Through Christ’s resurrection and ascension he has been given “all authority in heaven and on … [Read more...]
To discover God’s design for his church this teaching stream will examine Apostolic Architecture.
Paul was God’s chosen instrument to lay the apostolic foundations for God’s earth purpose universally—for all times and all places. He was thus the proto-typical apostle. Consequently, we must recover Pauline theology and practice – Paul’s architecture – if we are to lay the foundation of Christ and thereby prove to be instrumental in global transformation.
Paul, referring to the church in Corinth as “God’s building”, likened himself – as an apostle – to a “skilled master builder” (2 Cor 3:10). The Greek word for “master builder” is architekton, reflecting that the builder in the Greco-Roman world functioned as both architect and builder, Paul functioning as both. Not only was he an apostle, but more significantly the apostle to … [Read more...]
Apostolic Architecture is a free resource paper developed in 2009 for an apostolic round table in Charlotte, USA. Building a Prototype Model of City-Church God is restoring to the church an authentic apostolic Christianity by re-laying the foundations of the apostolic message, apostolic ministry, and apostolic mode. These foundations will provide the spiritual technology to … [Read more...]
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. Ephesians 2:20–21 ESV Preamble During the last half of the twentieth century, across various evangelical and charismatic streams of the global church, there has been an increased awareness … [Read more...]
Preamble This tentative statement is merely the expression of one ministry and viewpoint. It is presented as a resource paper for discussion trusting it may assist in the quest for the “city whose builder and maker is God”. It cannot pretend to be definitive, particularly in view of our own limitations, and the fact that the reformation, revival, and restoration of the church … [Read more...]