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Ecclesiology

Is a form of church government prescribed by the New Testament?

In the comment thread on my post about the validity of the autonomy of local churches, Chris Wettstein wrote: “I agree that church ‘structure should serve mission’ – however, since the mission of the church is the same in every generation & culture, I don’t see this as an argument against upholding (as norms) the […]

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Ecclesiology

Should local churches be autonomous?

In my childhood as a missionary kid, I grew up without a denominational connection. I was baptized in the swimming pool of my MK school in South India, having been examined by the elders of a Brethren Assembly, but it was a joint service with the non-denominational church in which I worshipped for much of […]