Fee: Who Owns the Church?

The gospel is God’s thing, and his alone, and so too, therefore, is the church. The church, he argues strenuously, belongs neither to himself, nor to Apollos, nor to them. The church belongs to God through Christ, and all of its ministers, including the founders (!), are merely servants.

Gordon D. Fee, The First Epistle to the Corinthians, The New International Commentary on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1987), 825.

Another thing we have largely lost sight of.

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