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^Is the above correct? We must recognize these start ups as valid?

It depends on the circumstances, which can only be examined on a case by case basis. Much might depend on what the "gathering" calls itself, or what it claims for itself by way of validity and authority. A group of Christians might meet in a home because of the tyranny of distance and might have the blessing of the church oversight to meet in such circumstances.
 

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Do you have any guidance on principles to judge these things case by case (you have mentioned a couple of general things in the above post)? I know that none here but myself can really judge the case that I am personally aware of, but I'm not entirely sure what exactly to look for. Perhaps the safest thing to do is to assume a body that self-consciously looks and acts like a church--though started and gathered by a single unordained man--is valid and its officers validly ordained until one develops an ability to judge these things?
 
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