Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Lord's church

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Yedda – People. Sharing. Knowledge.Should members be allowed to vote

I assume that you are talking about members of the Lord's church.

No one pays to be a member. No one joins the Lord's church; Christ adds believers to his church, at their baptism (not infants). Members of the body of Christ do not vote. (See Acts 2 )

Christ's church is not a democracy. Jesus Christ is the head of his church, and has all authority in heaven and on earth. Our authority today comes from the Bible only. His Word never changes. We have been given everything we need to know for life and godliness. Each congregation is autonomous, ideally including elders and deacons. The Bible is our only authority, and that is what we have in common, and binds us together. There is no 'Pope' or headquarters handing down doctrine of men. See the book of Acts for the beginning of the Lord's church, on the day of Pentacost, in Jerusalem, year 33 AD.

You can learn about the church in the book of Acts, and learn about their everyday situations in the 'letters,' such as Corinthians, Romans, etc. To understand who Jesus Christ is, read the book of John.

Don Cole


Answered by DonColeCartoons on December 20, 2008

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