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In addition to referring to a group of believers in a given geographical locality, "church" also refers to believers in Christ in a
Conciliar unity of the church means that
Denominations bind themselves together in a formal association while retaining their individual identities.
When congregations unite in one large denomination, combining their traditions, it is called
The three images of the church in the apostle Paul's writings that reflect the nature of God are the
People of God, the body of Christ, and the temple of the Holy Spirit.
The key New Testament word with reference to the gospel, denoting good tidings, is
The form of church government in which authority resides in a particular office, that of the bishop, is
The presbyterian form of church government is
A system in which the authority of Christ is dispensed to individuals and delegated to them by elders who represent them.
The form of church government that stresses autonomy for the local congregation as independent and self-governing is
The New Testament word that is translated as "fellowship" and literally means "having or holding all things in common" is
Found in Catholic and Lutheran theology, baptism that effects a transformation, bringing a person from spiritual death to life, is
The understanding of baptism in which baptism has been substituted for circumcision is baptism
As a sign and seal of the covenant.
An important aspect of the Catholic view of the Lord's Supper, sacerdotalism, refers to the
Idea that a properly ordained priest must consecrate the host.
Though not Luther's term, the Lutheran view of the Lord's Supper has sometimes been referred to as
The view of the Lord's Supper as merely a commemoration is usually associated with
Transubstantiation refers to the
Traditional Catholic doctrine of the Lord's Supper.
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