Office of Christ and its Expression in the Church: Prophet, Priest, King
|Author: ||Williams, David|
The Reformers saw the three occupations of prophet, priest, king in the Old Testament as completely fulfilled in Christ and expressed in his work of salvation. This is now becoming the case in other traditions. The office thus leads to a fuller understanding of the work of Christ. Even problems such as the old chestnut of predestination and free will yield to this approach. This book investigates the paradigm of prophet, priest and king in the belief that a fuller understanding of what God provided for Israel, fulfilled in Christ and extended to the Church, will provide the groundwork for a more Biblical approach to many of the problems that the modern Church is facing. It examines this not only in the experience of Western churches, but also specifically in the changing expression of Christianity in the African churches.