Jul 14, 2008

Church Membership

David Mathis at the Desiring God blog has posted on church membership here. He suggests that,

"The New Testament gives at least five strands of evidence that a definable, local-church membership is necessary:

1. The church is to discipline its members.
2. The reality of excommunication exists.
3. Christians are required to submit to their leaders.
4. Leaders are required to care for their people.
5. The prominent metaphor of the body implies membership."

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