Is Chruch Membership Biblical

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Many try to justify their own existence as a congregational group by claiming the church to be some invisible, spiritual group made up of all the saved people, however THE BIBLE KNOWS NO SUCH DOCTRINE!!! The biblical word for church “ecclesia” is used 36 places in the bible as plural (churches) and 75 places used in the singular. Other figures are also used for the Church and confirms the one meaning: Assembly, building, body, bride, congregation, company, family, flock, fold, house, lamb, temple , vine, wife and woman. Christ used the word ecclesia 22 times and there can be no question that He meant a local assembly.

  • God’s Plan is That We Would Belong to Local Churches:

When you begin to look at the numerous texts in the bible that supports a community of believers it becomes clear that God’s plan for his church is that every saved person belong to a local covenant community of faith known as a church.

  • Church membership is for our own protection and maturation, and for the good of others.
  • God has a plan for every saved person, and the church is in the center of God’s plan for Christians today. But it is remarkable how many people claim to be saved by the grace of God through Christ, yet in the same breath say that they do not have be a member of a church to be a good Christian.
  • Unfortunately, people’s perceptions of what “membership” means are often more influenced by culture than by the Bible.  When we hear “membership” we immediately think of Sam’s club or the YMCA.  We think of signing contracts, paying dues, and getting special ID cards.

MANY DO NOT VIEW CHURCH MEMBERSHIP NOT AS A GOD GIVEN REQUIREMENT AS IT SHOULD BE! ONE MAJOR PROBLEM IS THAT MANY CHRISTIANS WANT TO REAP THE SPIRITUAL BENEFITS OF SALVATION WITHOUT LABOR AND COMMITMENT TOWARD THE LORD’S CHURCH.

HOW WOULD YOUR CHURCH BE IF EVERY MEMBER WERE JUST LIKE YOU?

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Is Church Membership Biblical

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