“The Bible is, in a specific sense, a very pragmatic book. That is, it’s written with its actual or potential readers in mind. Put negatively, it is not written for the benefit of beings who will never read it.”
“Something is seriously wrong in a church where the staff does all the “ministry” and the people are made to feel comfortable as mere observers. One of the pastor’s main duties is to equip THE SAINTS to do the work of the ministry.”
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