church government

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    The Suffiency of Scripture and Divine Warrant for Doctrine, Government and Worship in the Church

    I was reading "Sola Scriptura and the Regulative Principle of Worship" by Brian Schwertley, and he makes the following statements regarding sola scriptura and divine warrant in the areas of doctrine, government and worship in church: And And And So it seems that the sufficiency of Scripture...
  2. Travis Fentiman

    How Church Rulings Do & Do Not Bind, & of Breaking Them

    If the Church is not neglected today, it is often idolized; if Church authority is not disregarded, it is frequently turned absolute. The Biblical and historically presbyterian position is that Church authority is conditional, and can only confirm the truth and what is good; it binds only...
  3. Travis Fentiman

    Resources on the Peace & Purity of the Church

    One of the main aims of Church discipline, which should also be the aim of all Christians, is to seek the peace and purity of Christ’s Church. It is not always readily clear however, what that principle calls for in particular situations; and the phrase is often readily misused by those who...
  4. Travis Fentiman

    An Extraordinary Calling? Reformed Resources

    Sometimes persons claim to have an extraordinary calling to the ministry, not being under any Church government. Is this legitimate? Interestingly, this difficult, but Biblical topic of an extraordinary calling was well hammered out in the Reformation and puritan eras. Samuel Rutherford...
  5. RobertPGH1981

    Church Government and Polity

    Hello All, Would you mind sharing how your church handles the following? Please reveal the church you attend and the denomination. 1. How does your congregation select Teaching Elders/Ruling Elders (ie. Elders). What is the actual process / procedure. Do other Elders select first then...
  6. RobertPGH1981

    Elder Overseer / Deacon and Lay Elder?

    For some quick context and background; I attend a 1689 Baptist church and when thinking of church leadership I think in terms of congregational lead structures. However, I am interested in hearing views from other forms in addition to the one I am in. So when you respond please let me know what...
  7. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Main Points of Church Government and Discipline by Christopher Love (1618-1651)

    The Main Points of Church Government and Discipline by Christopher Love (1618-1651) Love's Question 13 on tithing in support of the church and minister is worth the whole study by itself. But, the whole work is very profitable and helpful in a number of ways. Christopher Love (1618-1651)...
  8. oeco

    Reformed resources on the bounds of the authority of church leadership

    Cross posting this question from a user on the r/Reformed sub on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/Reformed/comments/ax1j1u/reformed_resources_on_the_bounds_of_the_authority/ “I am looking for solidly Reformed resources on the extent to which church leadership may extend in the behaviour of the...
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    Book Suggestions About Presbyterian Church Government

    I hope this is the right thread for a question of this nature. I am a Reformed Baptist in a theololgical journey toward Presbyterianism. I am strongly questioning my Reformed Baptist views of Church Government and Baptism. I've read the book Who Runs the Church? Four Views on Church...
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    Is Dispensationalism (John Mcarthur) reason to leave an otherwise sound church?

    I attend a non-denominational church that is John MacArthur East. We have pastor and teachers from his seminary and teach verse by verse through the bible. It wan't until we hit Matthew 24 that the depth of the dispensationalist bent hit me in full. Is this something that I should leave the...
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    Presbyterian Polity - James Bannerman

    I've got an essay question: "Evaluate the arguments which James Bannerman advances in support of the government of the church by presbyteries." Could anyone give any pointers on this? I've started reading Part IV of "The Church of Christ" by Bannerman which seems to be on church government...
  12. Tim

    Are para-church organizations Biblical? Should we support them?

    I have been thinking about ministries such as Bible studies or missions being conducted outside the auspices of the local church or presbytery (which is also the church). Shouldn't all ministry fall under the structure of a church (people) that is presented in the Bible? I wonder whether...
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