Heaven and the Afterlife

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I was just extraordinarily blessed in serving! Don't worry about the ramifications of your evaluation at this stage. Our theological task includes the testing, renewal, elaboration, and application of our doctrinal perspective in carrying out our calling “to spread scriptural holiness over these lands.” While the Church considers its doctrinal affirmations a central feature of its identity and restricts official changes to a constitutional process, the Church encourages serious reflection across the theological spectrum.

Pages: 272

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (July 1, 2009)

ISBN: 0764205765

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