The house church movement in North America has grown exponentially in an effort to rediscover what the New Testament says and commands about a local church. The problem comes when these house churches function not as independent churches that fulfill the precedent set for a local church. This post is the introduction to another where the basic elements of a New Testament church and discussed and reflected upon.
As recently mentioned, I’ve taken part in a practicum for those aspiring to the pastoral office; and I’ve found it both enlightening and encouraging. Of the materials I was required to digest by far the most encouraging was a sermon series by the well know Reformed Baptist Albert Martin. The name of his series is the same as […]
“The city of man requires idolatry. All must bow before the symbol of its total claim. Religion is tolerated when it supports the claims of the state, the party, the institutional hierarchy. But those who say, ‘We must obey God rather than men’ are always condemned as traitors or exiled as aliens. Yet the calling […]