Tuesday, January 17, 2006

iMonk on the Local Church

Michael Spencer has some good thoughts on "Walls That Won’t Fall: Basics For the Local Church."

He concludes:
So, here’s my view of the church: Jesus intentionally began it and shaped its basic form. One cannot practice New Testament Christianity in a healthy and full way without participation in a church. A church is not just a universal description of all Christians, but a local, visible gathering of Christians with allegiance to the creeds of the larger church, confessions built on its own reading of the Bible, covenants that describe the responsibilities and privileges of explicit church membership and a constitution that covenants the leadership functions of the church in an orderly way.

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