Nature of the Church

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Nicene creed on nature of church
"We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church"
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Oneness of the church
here is one church Jesus refers to - regardless of how many churches there are
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Cyprian of Carthage (on oneness)
There is one universal church made up of local communities. The church is inseparable - Jesus' 'seamless robe'
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Holiness of the church
Holy because it was et up by Jesus or has holy members. Church given God's divine light, bishops & priests therefore must be holy, members of the church must be above reproach
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Donatist controversy (on Holiness)
Believed whole system of Catholic church had become corrupted an leaders needed replacing (prompted by persecution of Catholic church)
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Catholicity of the Church
The Catholic Church is universal, there is unity in Christ no need for a universal culture. Catholic is about wholeness, wholeness of the person, wholeness of local culture and language
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Apostolicity of the Church
Church originated with the apostles/ they founded it (made clear in Matthew). Apolostolic church renews itself every day in the power of resurrection, priest is mediator between God and believer, outside the church there is no salvation
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Martin Luther and the Church
Believed the church had become corrupted. Faith is bout the personal relationship between a believer and God, indiviuals were their own priests, key to Christian message was the Word of God (basis in biblical authority (church: human all too human))
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here is one church Jesus refers to - regardless of how many churches there are

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Oneness of the church

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There is one universal church made up of local communities. The church is inseparable - Jesus' 'seamless robe'

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Holy because it was et up by Jesus or has holy members. Church given God's divine light, bishops & priests therefore must be holy, members of the church must be above reproach

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Card 5

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Believed whole system of Catholic church had become corrupted an leaders needed replacing (prompted by persecution of Catholic church)

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