Archive | January, 2017

“And In One Holy Local Church”: The Ghettoization of Protestantism (3)

Part 2 of the article. The Nature and Structure of the New Testament Church By now, we have shown the nakedness of a number of mythologies so dear to modern churchmen. Mandatory “local church membership” and the related to it “vows” and “covenants” are a novelty, it came from the cults and from political pressure […]

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“And In One Holy Local Church”: The Ghettoization of Protestantism (2)

Part 1 of the article. God of Lone Rangers, Destroyer of Systems It is for this reason the Church in the past was not against, and certainly not afraid of, sending out Christians as “lone rangers,” or of accepting them as a necessary part of its own growth. In fact, in the early centuries of […]

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“And In One Holy Local Church”: The Ghettoization of Protestantism (1)

Knowing the general level of emotional sensitivity in the modern American church in general, and in the Reformed churches in particular, I need to start this article with a disclaimer: While this article is a commentary on a quote by Jeff Durbin, pastor of Apologia Church, it is not in any way an assessment of […]

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