The concept of the universal church is important for Christians to grasp as we trust Christ and look to the future. Movements will rise and fall, and individual churches will come and go, but God’s people, the church universal, will never be destroyed. Why? Because Jesus builds his church, and Jesus will not fail.
Justin Taylor, citing George Eldon Ladd:
Is He coming soon? He is—if we, God’s people, are obedient to the command of the Lord to take the Gospel into all the world. . . . God alone knows the definition of terms. I cannot precisely define who “all the nations” are. Only God knows exactly the meaning of “evangelize.” He alone, who has told us that this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations, will know when that objective has been accomplished.
Four Views of the End Times by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones (editor) – $3.99
Does Proverbs teach “the Health, Wealth, and Prosperity Gospel?” It certainly contains multiple promises of health, wealth, and prosperity to those who live wisely. However, there’s an eternity of difference between the Prosperity Gospel and Gospel Prosperity. Let me give you five statements that will help clarify that difference.