Deacon, The: The Biblical Roots and the Ministry of Mercy Today
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The office of deacon is God's gift to His church, but today it is often undervalued, misunderstood, and perceived to be of little importance. In this book, Cornelius Van Dam considers the Old Testament background for this calling, the deacon in New Testament times and in church history, and the current function of the office. You will rediscover the high and privileged calling of deacons and come to a better understanding of what God requires of them.
"Deacons are Christ's priestly heart and arms of mercy reaching to, embracing, and showing compassion to the poor and afflicted... Drawing from his careful research in Holy Scripture and Christian history, Cornelis Van Dam lays out a clear and compelling case for what diaconal ministry should look like today. Highly recommended!"
- Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
"Van Dam has provided the church with a very helpful contribution on an essential, though too often undervalued part of its life and ministry..."
- Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
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