"This book is more than a mere academic exercise; it is the foundational work for that long awaited study in one of the most neglected areas of Systematic Theology: viz., Ecclesiology, the doctrine of the Church. Now that work will be a new possibility because of the work of Ken Morgan in this text." -Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. This book presents a technical, exegetical study of these topics: "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church." "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven." "Whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." "If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained." "Shepherd My sheep." What is the relationship between Israel and the "church"? What does Paul's metaphor of the olive tree in Romans 11 represent? Does Paul say in Ephesians 2 that Gentiles become "citizens" of Israel?