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Unity – The Clairon Call

The mandate for unity and harmony in the body of Christ intensifies more today than ever before. It should be the mandate of leaders on the front line to focus on magnifying the charge for a counter-reformation of holiness and doctrinal soundness in the church for clarity and harmony. 620 more words

Church Government

ALL CHRISTIANS SHOULD JOIN AN ORGANIZED CHURCH UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ORDAINED, TRAINED MINISTERS

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Dr. John Gerstner discusses the importance of joining a church and receiving sound Christian instruction from an ordained (seminary-trained) pastor.

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The original audio was poorly recorded on substandard equipment. 102 more words

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WHAT IS THE BEST FORM OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELDER AND A BISHOP?

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Dr. John Gerstner believes that the Apostle Paul taught a Presbyterian form of church government.  He goes on to explain that an elder and a bishop are two ways of saying the same thing.  705 more words

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GERSTNER: THE CHURCH OF CHRIST (BEWARE OF IMITATIONS)

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Dr. John Gerstner discusses the doctrine of the church: What is a church?  Who belongs to the church?  What about the  hypocrites and false professors who dwell among the church? 86 more words

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Driscoll: surprised anyone believes in a local church

This transcript is taken from the latest podcast released by The Resurgence Leadership, and the article can be found here: Leading Church Growth, Part 2… 400 more words

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How Jesus Runs the Church

No More of Man’s Ideas,
Instead Only Christ’s Rule!

by Reed DePace

My completing seminary included a move to a new denomination, the PCA. Coming from a denomination whose tradition was rooted in German pietism and Dispensationalism my understanding of how God works through church government was decidedly uninformed. 288 more words

Priorities for the Religious Society of Friends

A story is told about John the Beloved Disciple, who, alone of the twelve disciples, lived to a very old age and died a natural death.   955 more words

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