When Jesus Christ bowed His head on the cross and declared, “It is finished,” this was inclusive of the purpose of His suffering, redemption of the world, and the giving of birth to the New Testament church. Therefore, it defies reason to say that the church was born on Pentecost, rather than on the cross, when Pentecost was fifty days after the crucifixion where His work was finished. This book is intended to clarify much of the controversy and to give a better understanding of the promise and process of the birth of the New Testament church. From beginning to end, this book deals expressly with the Christ, the cross, and the church. Dr. Daniel Cowans is Pastor at the Bibleway Church of God in Christ, Toronto; Founder of The Bibleway Institute of Christian Counselling and Theological Studies; a former lecturer at California State Christian University and Victory Bible College in Calgary, AB; and a professor and an accredited affiliate with Mount Olive Bible Institute and Seminary in New York. Dr. Cowans’ credentials include: • Doctor of Christian Counselling and Psychology (DCC), Canada Christian College • PhD, California State Christian University, Los Angeles, California • Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Honorary, Mount Olive Bible Institute and Seminary, New York • Doctor of Pastoral Counselling (DPC), Honorary • Doctor of Divinity (DD), Honorary Dr. Cowans lives in Toronto with his wife, Pauline. They have four children.
The Birth of the New Testament Church: On the Cross or at Pentecost Dr. Daniel W. Cowans The Birth of the New Testament Church: On the Cross or at Pentecost book DepositFiles
Any man, church or denomination who establishes a church on any other basis, it is not a biblical churchThe main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color redA typical Western image of the Pentecost11:165:12-17, 1 Cor
An unbeliever has not believed or received Christ as their Savior and thus has no part in salvationPerhaps the Holy Spirit came on the Jewish day of Shavuoth, or Pentecost, to signal that God had now moved to write the Law not on tables of stone, but in the hearts of his people through the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3)In verse 47, Jesus states, "and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem"Retrieved 2010-05-17The pastors, apostles and the whole church met together and made the recommendation (Acts 15:7, 12, 22, 25)From the early days of Western Christianity, Pentecost became one of the days set aside to celebrate BaptismRetrieved 2013-12-21ISBN978-0-310-36500-6
The New Testament knows nothing of using any formal word to refer exclusively to the assembly of believersThe singing of Pentecost hymns is also central to the celebration in the Western tradition2011-06-18THE AUTONOMY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH3 John 9-10There is no reference or even hint of an organization of a "universal" churchNote the phrase, "groaning which cannot be uttered." This is not verbal prayer, it is not our own prayer, this is the interceding of the Holy Spirit that we are not aware of^ "Septuagint (LXX), Tobit 2:1"Above all, Pentecost is a day for the Confirmation celebrations of youths
ISBN978-0-8267-0104-6For some Protestants, the nine days between Ascension Day, and Pentecost are set aside as a time of fasting and universal prayer in honor of the disciples' time of prayer and unity awaiting the Holy SpiritThe coming of Christ as deliverer and Savior was prophesied throughout the Old TestamentThose who served the Lord were sent out and supported in prayer and materially by the local churchesOcafs.oca.org 79c7fb41ad