Finally, a Brave and Biblical Church Leader

Oct 17, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch:

Thank God for one bold and biblical churchman, Glenn Davies:

Today in far too many churches – including supposedly Bible-based evangelical churches – we find this mindset in action: ‘Hey, Jesus was a friend of sinners, and we should be as well. Thus we welcome all sinners into our churches. They can become members, they can join in all activities, they can even get involved in leadership roles, etc.’

That might sound loving and Christlike, but it is nothing of the sort. The church is a home of sinners to be sure – but sinners who have been forgiven and transformed by Christ. It is a place where the redeemed of the Lord meet together to grow in their faith.

Sure, the non-Christian is welcome to come into churches and hear the gospel being proclaimed. But church membership – like all membership – is restrictive. A member of a church is one who has forsaken sin and self and seeks to become more Christlike.

Church membership therefore includes things like church discipline – admittedly something most churches today have long ago abandoned. But I have explained all this in some detail elsewhere, as in this piece:

I hope you will read that entire article, but here is part of it:

Read here


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