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Organic Christianity

or, The church of God with its officers and government and its divisions and variations both in ancient medieval and modern times embracing a thorough exposition and defence of church democracy

by Leicester A. Sawyer

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Published by J.P. Jewett in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Catholic Church -- History.,
  • Catholic Church -- Politics and government.,
  • Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- Catholic authors.,
  • Apostolic succession -- History of doctrines.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLeicester A. Sawyer.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 455 p. ;
    Number of Pages455
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19379955M

    Frank's "every believer is a priest" retort would just make matters worse in the state the average churchgoer is today. In close, a telling point. Several prominent voices have serious concerns about simple church. By David D. My old one would have, if any would have -- and they didn't. This is ironic also: "Seminarians and Bible college students alike are rarely if ever given a panoramic view of the free-flowing story of the early church with the New Testament books arranged in chronological order.

    The point is that Viola wants us all to return to house churches, which as far as I am concerned is like offering a cancer patient a dose of Robitussin and claiming it'll cure what ails them. I found them highly abstract and impractical. Even though I dislike singing and music, that means without question that we should reserve music and singing mainly for those who have gifts in that area. Viola says it "was so rich, so glorious, and so edifying that it became evident to everyone that someone was indeed leading the meeting.

    Is Viola right, that many modern church practices are rooted in paganism? This would not have been a live option: Christians were badly outnumbered; to have simply closed or destroyed pagan temples would have been an invitation to have Christians slaughtered wholesale. All rights reserved. Winchester objects to wearing a tie -- over in places like the Sudan, they have some much more uncomfortable neckwear for Christians. Give this book to Goodwill immediately!


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Organic Christianity book

Preface Viola becomes almost hysterical in his condemnations: " A final threat is made: We need to get rid of order of worship, because otherwise, we are rejecting the commandments of God to keep our traditions.

Namely, that the Son lives by the life of the Father ; The people did not want to ascend Sinai because they "feared a personal relationship with the Almighty".

So the church must adapt to its present culture. The Son lives within the Father and the Father lives within the Son ; But one of these things is not like the other.

How can the brothers and sisters learn from one another if they are prevented from speaking in the meetings? Bruce puts it, "In applying the New Testament text to our own situation, we need not treat it as the scribes of our Lord's day treated the Old Testament. There was no concept of "intimacy" and no "open" participation; strict social controls governed participation.

It's about Jesus as a revolutionary, one who "didn't bow to the pressures of religious conformity. Viola says it "was so rich, so glorious, and so edifying that it became evident to everyone that someone was indeed leading the meeting.

Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity

Reasserting this truth, a case is built from the ground up to imagine what a church might look like that accepts this truth and discards the tradition, the smuggled-in pagan temple practice and the institutional substitute for grass roots, personally and communally experienced faith that Christ seemed to assume, the apostles delivered and confirmed and the early church practiced.

Everyone should be equally advanced in their knowledge -- but that's not happening as long as misplaced advocates like Viola keep aiming their guns in the wrong direction.

The real problem is in our mirror, not the mirror itself. This is true, but has Organic Christianity book bearing on the institution of buildings, officials, and ceremonies in the church.

Sadly, however, after the death of the apostles, these practices were adopted, baptized, and brought into the Christian family. He says, "Father Simple church adherents also enjoy occasional and even monthly larger gatherings that do this very thing, though they emphasize the smaller meeting of the ekklesia as the environment for spiritual growth.

There's an absence of one-upmanship. When the Christian message is so thoroughly accommodated to the prevalent climate of opinion that it becomes one more expression of that climate of opinion, it is no longer the Christian message.

I remember where that guy interrupted the Sermon on the Mount and Paul's talk to the Areopagus, don't you? On the other hand, the first-century church was the church that Jesus and the apostles founded.

It seems to me that this is his only break from a legitimate concern for a Pauline hermeneutic. By contrast, the modern institutional church operates on the same organizational principles that run corporate America. Also, being an elder or deacon does not mean this person dominates the meeting.

How many people have had a church without a pastor that went into a panic?Viola, co-author of Pagan Christianity, continues his discussion on the non-institutional church in Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic sylvaindez.com left an organized church in for a home -- or "organic"-- church model, the author draws comparisons from the early church to the way modern churches operate/5(30).

Yet this book was only the first half of the argument. It was never meant to be a stand-alone book.

Simple church

So if you only read PAGAN CHRISTIANITY on its own without the constructive follow-ups, you probably have a misunderstanding of the book’s content and intent. In AugustReimagining Church by Frank Viola was released. It’s the second half. Get this from a library!

Book Review: Organic Church, by Neil Cole

Organic Christianity: or, The church of God with its officers and government and its divisions and variations both in ancient medieval and modern times embracing a thorough exposition and defence of church democracy. [Leicester A Sawyer].

Mar 02,  · EVALUATING ORGANIC CHURCH. Strong on Bible Reading, Prayer, and Depending on God. Overall, Organic Church is an inspiring book with many biblical emphases but with weak biblical foundations. The book is inspiring because of Cole’s zeal. His. The Organic God, - Read more Christian book reviews and excerpts.

An expert practitioner answers to questions about the burgeoning organic church movement Neil Cole's best-selling book Organic Church described the fastest growing segment of contemporary Christianity-the so-called organic church.