Ecclesiology
The Study of the Church
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Bringing Truths from Different Books of the Bible into Focus, Perspective, and Understanding.



"But in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth."  1 Timothy 3:15































The Church
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What Does the Bible Say About the Church?

Study 1

The Church, An Introduction.

Study 2
Can I Go to Church on TV?  

(What is a local church?)


Study 3

The Present Church Age

Study 4

Four Different Types of Baptism


Study 5


The Lord's  Supper


Study 6

The Rapture of the Church
Study 7

Leadership in the Local Church

Biblical Eldership

(This document is in .html format with operable Scripture links.)

Biblical Eldership (.pdf format)

(This document  has the same content as the one above, but it has no operable Scripture links. It is much  more printer-friendly.)

Study 8

Qualifications of Elders (.pdf format)
A Table Comparing 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9

Study 9
Refuting Those Who Contradict Truth

Study 10
A Study of the Church

(A Word Study of the Word "Church")

Study 11

Why the Belief That the Church Has Replaced Israel Is an Unbiblical Doctrine.

The main points of an article by Michael Vlach on Replacement Theology (Supersessionism)


Study 12

Do Apostles Exist Today?

Study 13

Are There Women Deacons in the Church?
Study 14

A Five-Part Video Series by Michael J. Vlach

Has the Church Replaced Israel?

Part 1: Introduction / Israel in God's Plans

Part 2: The Church in God's Plans (Defining Replacement Theology)

Part 3: What is Replacement (Fulfillment) Theology and Why is it Wrong? (Defining Replacement Theology)

Part 4: Israel and the Gentiles in Romans 11

Part 5: Tying Things Together: The Role of the Church in the Bible. Q/A at the conclusion

These addresses were given at the Fall Bible Conference in September, 2015 at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.

Posted on WordExplain on January 30, 2017














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(Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.  Used by Permission.)

Updated January 30, 2017

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