Ecclesiology - Amazon S3

Ecclesiology - Amazon S3

Ecclesiology Session 30 Dr. Andy Woods Senior Pastor Sugar Land Bible Church President Chafer Theological Seminary Areas of Systematic Theology Prolegomena Introduction Theology Study of God Christology Study of Christ

Pneumatology Study of the Holy Spirit Anthropology Study of Man Hamartiology Study of sin Soteriology Study of salvation Angelology Study of angels Ecclesiology Study of the Church Eschatology Study of the end Ecclesiology Overview I. Definition

II. Universal vs. local III. Word pictures IV. Origin V. Israel Church differences VI. Intercalation VII.Purposes VIII.Activities IX. Government X. Officers XI. Ordinances XII. Purity

VII. Purposes of the Local Church Glorify God (Eph 3:21) Edify the saints (Eph 4:11-16)

Fulfill the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) Spiritual Gifts Four Questions 1. What are some general observations about spiritual gifts? 2. Are all the spiritual gifts for today? 3. What are the spiritual gifts?

4. How do we discover our own unique area of gifting? Four Questions 1. What are some general observations about spiritual gifts? 2. Are all the spiritual gifts for today? 3. What are the spiritual gifts? 4. How do we discover our own unique area of gifting? Four Questions 1. What are some general observations about spiritual

gifts? 2. Are all the spiritual gifts for today? 3. What are the spiritual gifts? 4. How do we discover our own unique area of gifting? The Case for Selective Cessationism I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4) C. Revelatory (Jude 3)

D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16) III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity The Case for Selective Cessationism I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4)

C. Revelatory (Jude 3) D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16) III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity 12/12/4/4 Romans 12

1 Corinthians 12 1 Peter 4

Ephesians 4 The 7 Disputed Gifts 1. Apostle 2. Prophet 3. Worker of Miracles 4. Tongues 5. Interpretation of tongues 6. Healing 7. Knowledge

Two Camps 1. Charismatics All the spiritual gifts are in operation today 2. Cessationists (selective) Most of the spiritual gifts are in operation today SLBC Position Statement No. 7 TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL GIFTS This church teaches that the miraculous sign gifts, including the gift of tongues, (always the ability to speak in a previously unlearned, known language) along with the gift of healings were temporal gifts, given by

the Holy Spirit solely to authenticate both the apostles and their message before the close of the canon of Scripture (1 Cor. 13:8-10). We do not believe that these are active as gifts today. However, we affirm that God is sovereign and may heal and/or give someone the ability to speak in a tongue (foreign language) today. We believe that the majority of what is termed miraculous within the contemporary charismatic movement is something other than the Biblical gifts of tongues or healing. The Case for Selective Cessationism

I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4) C. Revelatory (Jude 3) D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16) III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity

The Case for Selective Cessationism I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4) C. Revelatory (Jude 3) D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16) III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity

The 7 Disputed Gifts 1. Apostle 2. Prophet 3. Worker of Miracles 4. Tongues 5. Interpretation of tongues 6. Healing 7. Knowledge Ephesians 2:20

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, The Case for Selective Cessationism I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4) C. Revelatory (Jude 3) D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16)

III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity The 7 Disputed Gifts 1. Apostle 2. Prophet 3. Worker of Miracles 4. Tongues 5. Interpretation of tongues

6. Healing 7. Knowledge Miracle Clusters In Scripture NUM. ERA AUTHENTICATION 1.

Moses Law 2. Joshua Conquest

3. Elijah-Elisha Prophet 4. Christ Kingdom offer

5. Apostles Church 6. Tribulation & Millennium Kingdom establishment

The Case for Selective Cessationism I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4) C. Revelatory (Jude 3) D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16) III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity

The 7 Disputed Gifts 1. Apostle 2. Prophet 3. Worker of Miracles 4. Tongues 5. Interpretation of tongues 6. Healing 7. Knowledge The Revelatory Gifts

1. Prophet (Deut. 18:18; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Eph. 3:5; 1 Cor. 14:29-30; Acts 11:28; 21:10-11) 2. Knowledge (1 Cor. 13:2, 8-9; 14:6) 3. Tongues & Interpretation of tongues (1 Cor. 14:21-22 vs. 26-27) b. Love Emphasis (1 Cor. 13) 1. Necessity of love (13:1-3) 2. Nature of love (13:4-7) 3. Endurance of love (13:8-13)

1 Corinthians 13:8-10 8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect [teleios] comes, the partial will be done away. 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I

became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 Three Interpretations 1. Eschaton or End 2. Maturity of the Church

3. Completion of the NT canon The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 Three Interpretations 1. Eschaton or End 2. Maturity of the Church 3. Completion of the NT canon 1. The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 = The Eschaton or End a) Something ideal, perfect, unblemished

b) Death, rapture, 2nd advent, eternal state (vs. 12; Rev. 22:4) c) Now (vs. 12) = revelatory gifts continuing until the end d) Then (vs. 12) = revelatory gifts ceasing after the end e) Most popular view Problems with the Eschaton View 1. Teleios never means perfection but maturity 2. Teleios never used of Eschatological events

3. Perfection (quality) does not provide a suitable antithesis to in part [ek meros] of verses 10, 12 (quantitative) 4. Eschatological events happen immediately making the analogy of vs. 11 difficult 5. Teleios is neuter while the personal coming of Christ would require a masculine adjective 6. Allows an open canon (Jude 3; Rev. 22:18-19) The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 Three Interpretations 1. Eschaton or End

2. Maturity of the Church 3. Completion of the NT canon 2. The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 = Churchs Maturity a) Canon, unity, independence, death of the apostles, AD 70 b) Now (vs. 12) = revelatory gifts continuing until end of first century c) Then (vs. 12) = revelatory gifts cease in the second century

d) Closer to the truth than the Eschaton view Strengths of the Maturity View 1. Consistent with infants and adulthood (vs. 11) 2. Fits context of 1 Corinthians (3:1-3) 3. Teleios = maturity in 1 Corinthians 2:6 and 14:20 4. Teleios = maturity in the NT (Philip. 3:15; Eph. 4:13; Col. 1:28; 4:12) Problems with the Maturity View 1. Maturity (quality) does not provide a suitable antithesis to

in part [ek meros] of verses 10, 12 (quantitative) 2. Criteria for depicting the churchs maturity is arbitrary a. Canon, unity, independence, death of the apostles? b. AD 70 vs. AD 135? c. Church remains immature (1 Cor. 3:3; Eph. 4:11-12) The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 Three Interpretations 1. Eschaton or End 2. Maturity of the Church 3. Completion of the NT canon

3. The Perfect [teleios] in 1 Cor. 13:10 = The Completed Canon a. Now (vs. 12) = revelatory gifts continuing throughout the apostolic and pre-NT canon era b. Then (vs. 12) = revelatory gifts cease in the postapostolic and post-NT canon era c. 1st century revelatory gifts were in part [ek meros] (vs. 10, 12) d. Superseded by a sufficient (2 Tim. 3:17; 2 Pet. 1:3-4) and completed (Jude 3; Rev. 22:18-19) NT canon

SLBC Position Statement No. 7 TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL GIFTS This church teaches that the miraculous sign gifts, including the gift of tongues, (always the ability to speak in a previously unlearned, known language) along with the gift of healings were temporal gifts, given by the Holy Spirit solely to authenticate both the apostles and their message before the close of the canon of Scripture (1 Cor. 13:8-10). We do not believe that these are active as gifts today. However, we affirm that God is sovereign and may heal and/or give someone the ability to speak in a tongue (foreign language) today. We believe that the majority of

what is termed miraculous within the contemporary charismatic movement is something other than the Biblical gifts of tongues or healing. Strengths of the Completed NT Canon View 1. Completed NT canon (quantitative) provides a suitable antithesis to in part [ek meros] of verses 10, 12 (quantitative) 2. Teleios is used in James (AD 4447) for Scripture (1:25) 3. The canon view handles well the mirror [esoptron] analogy of verse 12 (Jas. 1:23) since Scripture furnishes us

with realistic self assessment (Gal. 3:24; Rom. 5:20; 7:7; Jas. 1:23-25) 4. The canon view handles well the immediate now [arti] of verse 12 and the distant non [nyni] of verse 13 Problems with the Canon View Answered 1. Face to face (vs. 12a) refers not to fellowship with God (Judges 6:22) but rather revelation from God (Num. 12:6-8) allowing honest self assessment (Jas. 1:23) 2. Knowing as known (vs. 12b) refers not to omniscience but rather to the Spirits illumination (John 16:12-15; 1 Cor. 2:9-15)

3. Completed NT canon is in the immediate context since Paul understood the notion of an OT canon & was also aware of a limited body of NT inspired writings (1 Tim. 1:12, 14; 6:20; 2 Tim. 4:13; 2 Pet. 3:15) 4. Whole chapter not for us? All Scripture is for us (Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16) but not directly about us Judges 6:22 When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD, he said, Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.

Numbers 12:6-8 He said, Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. 7 Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; 8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against

Moses? 6 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror [esoptron] dimly, but then face to face [prospon pros prospon] ; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

James 1:22-23 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror [esoptron]. Problems with the Canon View Answered 1. Face to face (vs. 12a) refers not to fellowship with God (Judges 6:22) but rather revelation from God (Num. 12:6-8)

allowing honest self assessment (Jas. 1:23) 2. Knowing as known (vs. 12b) refers not to omniscience but rather to the Spirits illumination (John 16:12-15; 1 Cor. 2:9-15) 3. Completed NT canon is in the immediate context since Paul understood the notion of an OT canon & was also aware of a limited body of NT inspired writings (1 Tim. 1:12, 14; 6:20; 2 Tim. 4:13; 2 Pet. 3:15) 4. Whole chapter not for us? All Scripture is for us (Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16) but not directly about us D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D. Martyn Lloyd Jones, Prove All Things, ed. Christopher Catherwood (Eastbourne, England: Kingsway, 1985), 3233. It means that you and I, who have the Scriptures open before us, know much more than the apostle Paul of Gods truth...It means that we are altogether superior...even to the apostles themselves, including the apostle Paul! It means that we are now in a position which . . . we know, even as we are known by God . . . indeed, there is only one word to describe such a view, it is nonsense.

John 16:12-15 I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

12 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 but just as it is written, THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of

God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God 9 1 Corinthians 2:13-16 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit

of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ. 13

Problems with the Canon View Answered 1. Face to face (vs. 12a) refers not to fellowship with God (Judges 6:22) but rather revelation from God (Num. 12:6-8) allowing honest self assessment (Jas. 1:23) 2. Knowing as known (vs. 12b) refers not to omniscience but rather to the Spirits illumination (John 16:12-15; 1 Cor. 2:9-15) 3. Completed NT canon is in the immediate context since Paul understood the notion of an OT canon & was also aware of a limited body of NT inspired writings (1 Tim. 1:12, 14; 6:20; 2 Tim. 4:13; 2 Pet. 3:15)

4. Whole chapter not for us? All Scripture is for us (Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16) but not directly about us 2 Timothy 4:13 When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. Problems with the Canon View Answered 1. Face to face (vs. 12a) refers not to fellowship with God (Judges 6:22) but rather revelation from God (Num. 12:6-8)

allowing honest self assessment (Jas. 1:23) 2. Knowing as known (vs. 12b) refers not to omniscience but rather to the Spirits illumination (John 16:12-15; 1 Cor. 2:9-15) 3. Completed NT canon is in the immediate context since Paul understood the notion of an OT canon & was also aware of a limited body of NT inspired writings (1 Tim. 1:12, 14; 6:20; 2 Tim. 4:13; 2 Pet. 3:15) 4. Whole chapter not for us? All Scripture is for us (Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16) but not directly about us 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 16 Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

1 Corinthians 13:8-10 8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect [teleios] comes, the partial will be done away. SLBC Position Statement No. 7 TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL GIFTS This church teaches that the

miraculous sign gifts, including the gift of tongues, (always the ability to speak in a previously unlearned, known language) along with the gift of healings were temporal gifts, given by the Holy Spirit solely to authenticate both the apostles and their message before the close of the canon of Scripture (1 Cor. 13:8-10). We do not believe that these are active as gifts today. However, we affirm that God is sovereign and may heal and/or give someone the ability to speak in a tongue (foreign language) today. We believe that the majority of what is termed miraculous within the contemporary charismatic movement is something other than the Biblical

gifts of tongues or healing. Problems with Cessationism Answered 1. Prophets are predicted in the future (Joel 2:28-32; Rev. 11:3-13)? Israel-Church distinction 2. Leaves the church without the ability to understand and proclaim Scripture? These revelatory gifts transitioned into edificatory gifts 3. Cessationists are anti- super-naturalists? Today God miraculously intervenes directly 4. You are putting God in a box? Gods work is limited based

upon the parameters that God Himself has already set (Isa. 64:6: Heb. 6:18) Apostolic Gift of Healing Healing Today No prayer Prayer

Indirect Direct Apostles Physicians Instantaneous Gradual

Common Less common Automatic Non-automatic SLBC Position Statement No. 7 TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL GIFTS This church teaches that the

miraculous sign gifts, including the gift of tongues, (always the ability to speak in a previously unlearned, known language) along with the gift of healings were temporal gifts, given by the Holy Spirit solely to authenticate both the apostles and their message before the close of the canon of Scripture (1 Cor. 13:8-10). We do not believe that these are active as gifts today. However, we affirm that God is sovereign and may heal and/or give someone the ability to speak in a tongue (foreign language) today. We believe that the majority of what is termed miraculous within the contemporary charismatic movement is something other than

the Biblical gifts of tongues or healing. Problems with Cessationism Answered 1. Prophets are predicted in the future (Joel 2:28-32; Rev. 11:3-13)? Israel-Church distinction 2. Leaves the church without the ability to understand and proclaim Scripture? These revelatory gifts transitioned into edificatory gifts 3. Cessationists are anti- super-naturalists? Today God miraculously intervenes directly 4. You are putting God in a box? Gods work is limited based

upon the parameters that God Himself has already set (Isa. 64:6: Heb. 6:18) Conclusion The Case for Selective Cessationism I. Preliminary thoughts II. Four categories of gifts A. Foundational (Eph 2:20) B. Confirmatory (Heb 2:3-4) C. Revelatory (Jude 3)

D. Edificatory gifts continue (Eph. 4:11-16) III. Church history and selective cessationism IV. Proper operation of the Sign & Revelatory gifts V. True source of the charismatic movement VI. Explanation of the Charismatic movement's popularity

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