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A Theology of Ministry

The New Testament uses the common term diaconia to express the concept of ministry. This term describes the service that constitutes the function of the diaconos or minister. In our context, it indicates service within the Christian church. Ministry, then, is service: service to God first, and to God’s people…

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Does the Trinity Teach Three Gods Exist?

Some wrongly assume that the doctrine of the Trinity teaches that three Gods exist when it uses the word “Persons.” They say the following: If God the Father is really a “Person” then He is a God in his own right (having the characteristics of being divine). He would count…

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An Introduction to God

As Christians, our most basic religious belief is the existence of God. By the capitalized word “God,” we mean the God described in the Bible: a good and powerful spirit Being who created all things, who cares about us, who cares about what we do, who is involved in our…

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Historical Documents of the Christian Church

A creed is a brief statement of faith used to enumerate important truths, to clarify doctrinal points, and to distinguish truth from error. Creeds are usually worded to be easily memorized. The word creed comes from the Latin word credo, meaning, “I believe.” The Bible contains a number of creed-like…

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