Various Church Matters

Below are several articles on various church matters!

Some are general complaints - others have to do with church practices.

The titles will tell you much!

Ordination

An Exhaustive Research Article on What the Bible 

Teaches About the Ordaining of Christians to the Clergy 

Complete With Footnotes (2 pages)

Ordination* (pdf)

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Boring Sermons and the Bible

Have you ever endured a boring sermon?

Have you ever wondered what God Himself may think about such thing?

Does He even have an opinion? (3 pages)

Boring Sermons* (pdf)

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Religious Frauds and the Bible

We all know there are religious frauds.

 History - past and present - is littered with spiritual charlatans.

And hypocrisy, by the religious, is often the butt of jokes.

So, does the Bible address this subject?  If so, what does it say?  Surprises are in store! (3 pages)

Religious Frauds* (pdf)

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The Necessity of Spiritual Independence and the Bible

Is there a difference between religion - and faith?  If so, what is it?

It’s possible you have never wondered about this.  But, then again, maybe you have.

The next few paragraphs may confirm ... some suspicions! (3 pages)

Spiritual Independence* (pdf)

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The Local Chuch, Voluntary Association and the Bible

Do you have the liberty quit attending a local church at your own discretion?

Or, does local church leadership have authority from God to resist - or even prevent that?

Let’s see if you are a rebel - or a born again believer! (3 pages)

Voluntary Association* (pdf)

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Open Church Membership vs. Closed Church Membership ...

... and the Bible. 

Is the practice of church membership a harmless practice?  Should one even question it?

Is such inquiry the product of one who likes to "strain out a gnat and swallow a camel"?

Well, there is only one way to find out! (3 pages)

Open Membership* (pdf)

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