We are bible-believers who value above all the instruction of the Lord – right? We reject the ways of the world and use the bible to find out about everything that pertains to our faith and behaviour – right? So, isn’t it rather astounding that in the most basic instruction of all, we completely ignore what the bible says?
I’m talking about Church. There IS a biblical church blueprint, but for the most part we Christians have built something else. In many cases Christians do not even perceive there could be another way! In this brief article I am going to look at some common practises and examine them in light of the bible. They include:
- Ordination and Priests
- Ceremonies and Buildings
- Immaturity and Dependence
- Spiritual Gifts and Ministries
- Discipline and Abuses