Is Church Membership Biblical?

The highest moral laws in the secular west today are toleration and non-judgmentalism. The very ideas of inclusion and exclusion in any context make people think of elitism, xenophobia, or racism. Still, church membership is an idea with deep biblical roots: •The garden of Eden had an inside and an outside (Gen. 2:8, 3:24). •Noah’s […]

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Loving the Law of God

Today I found myself reading in the longest chapter in the bible, Psalm 119. Check out the words of the Psalter right near the middle of the chapter: (verses 97-105) “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever […]

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“the church militant, the church armed, the church warring, the church conquering.”

This was the introduction to a sermon Charles Spurgeon preached back in 1858. “THE CHURCH OF CHRIST is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is […]

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