The government of the church is not a democracy (controlled by her members). Rather it is a theocracy (controlled by Jesus). Her mission and laws are therefore established by Jesus. However, the execution of His mission, interpretation and enforcement of His laws, He has entrusted to His elders. The elders serve as Jesus’ commanding officers […]
A Lesson in Needful Change
1. A Lesson in Needful Change 1.1. Change is what you do when you realize you are wrong – or there is a better way. 1.1.1. In the moral realm, this is called repentance (and is necessary to salvation). 1.1.2. In the amoral realm, this is called adaptability, progress. 1.1.3. God has made the world […]
Corporate Prayer – Who can do it?
“I desire then that in every place the men should pray…” – 1 Timothy 2:8a
New Covenant Jurisprudence
“Oh Lord, according to your justice, give me life” (Psa 119:149b) jurisprudence = theory or philosophy of law; a legal system One of the first things Jesus makes clear during His earthly ministry is that the entire content of the Law (the legal system established by God under the OC) remains intact for the New […]