Wednesday Giveaway - Who Runs the Church?
Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue
of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular
church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, fewer have a truly biblical
understanding of it.
What model for governing the church does the Bible
provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way?
In this week’s giveaway, Who Runs the Church?, four respected
proponents present four major approaches to church government:
* Episcopalianism (Peter Toon)
* Presbyterianism (L. Roy Taylor)
* Single-Elder Congregationalism (Paige Patterson)
* Plural-Elder Congregationalism (Samuel E. Waldron).
As in other Counterpoints books, each view is followed by
critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds. This format
allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and
draw informed, personal conclusions.
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this question: What form of government does your church have?
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