The Return of the Royal Priesthood
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About "The Return of the Royal Priesthood"
With forty years' experience as a minister, Peter Barfoot is well placed to analyse the concept of priesthood and link it with the idea of kingship as expressed in the Old and New Testaments. As he puts it, 'Every true believer in Christ is a Royal Priest, not only those who consider themselves specially favoured by God.' If you have been forgiven, have been baptised in the Holy Spirit, and have received your spiritual gifts, your next step may be to accept your responsibility as a Royal Priest. The author's aim is to clarify our responsibilities and duties as Christian believers, and to encourage evangelicals, charismatics and Pentecostals to respond to the sacrificial yet satisfying call to New Testament priesthood. He explains the exclusive nature of the Church and the inclusive nature of the Kingdom, and the accessibility of both to all, in Christ. His analysis of the Beatitudes and the paradoxes of being a Christian today, along with his assertion of the all-embracing nature of C