Wounds That Heal: The Importance of Church Discipline within by Simon Victor Goncharenko,Paige Patterson

By Simon Victor Goncharenko,Paige Patterson

Is church self-discipline relatively worthy? One sixteenth-century Anabaptist reformer definitely proposal so. a modern of Luther and Zwingli, Balthasar Hubmaier believed that church self-discipline used to be so vital that he incorporated the doctrine in each significant quarter of his theology. not just did church self-discipline look in his doctrine of humanity, salvation, and the church, as a theoretical build, yet he additionally integrated sensible directions relating to its implementation within the lifetime of the church. during this e-book Goncharenko examines Hubmaier's educating on self-discipline and considers its relevance to the church today.

"Simon Goncharenko's such a lot welcome research of where of self-discipline in Balthasar Hubmaier's realizing of the church is characterised by way of jargon-free, flowing prose. via a sufferer probing of the assets and improvement of Hubmaier's mature notion, he indicates the coherence--without bypassing occasional inconsistencies--in his subject's idea. Goncharenko is steeped within the secondary in addition to basic literature on his topic and provides well-considered purposes for his review of the starting to be and various physique of scholarly literature on Hubmaier's theology. as well as his significant educational success the writer bargains pastors a compellingly articulated version for a believers' church."
--John D. Rempel
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

"In Wounds That Heal, Dr. Goncharenko has performed a masterful activity introducing the reader to 1 of crucial and biblically minded pastors within the Reformation, Dr. Balthasar Hubmaier. during this completely researched paintings, Goncharenko discusses the most important themes for the modern reader--salvation, discipleship, and church discipline--and, in the course of the lifetime of the Anabaptist martyr, persuasively reminds us that the simplest theologians given through the Lord to His Church are those who adhere to a strict biblicism. whereas there are lots of deep theological discussions and insights inside of this impressive paintings, the reader also will achieve a robust figuring out of the significance of the idea within the sufficiency of Scripture upon the Christian life."
--Emir F. Caner
Truett-McConnell College

"'Church self-discipline as an integrative theological motif?!' at the present time, many theologians could decry any such inspiration as hopelessly arcane, even a possible probability to theological freedom. but an analogous students usually lament the atomization of humanity, the loss of life of neighborhood, and the department of the theological disciplines. In Wounds That Heal, Simon Goncharenko demonstrates via Balthasar Hubmaier that redemptive church self-discipline may perhaps bridge anthropology with ecclesiology, dogma with praxis, and sanctification with justification inter alia. this can be a textual content invaluable of shut and attentive reading."
--Malcolm B. Yarnell III
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Simon Goncharenko is the Founding Pastor of 21 Fellowship (SBC) in halfway, Texas, and a standard contributor to the Prayer Message section of Houston's KHCB (105.7FM) Radio Network.

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