The DNA of the Church

What I do believe, however, is that the New Testament contains a revelation of Jesus Christ and His church. As we say repeatedly ... the church of the first-century was organic. And that organism we call the church has the same DNA today as it did in Century One.

What are some of those features which are native to her DNA? Features like the headship of Jesus Christ (He alone is the Head of the Body), face-to-face authentic community, the every-member functioning of the Body, mutual submission, the family nature of the church, the priesthood of all believers, etc. ... I sometimes call this "the organic expression of the church," "gathering in NT fashion," "meeting first-century style," or "NT-style church."

Frank Viola

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