Just inclusion in Lord's Supper?

Discussion in 'Church Order' started by thistle93, Jun 6, 2018.

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  1. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    I believe that the term wasfirst used when Christianity today was founded, as it meant that one held to essential truths of the faith, but also were not into separating from main culture, and also was involved in education and use of all of the tools available to us to study scriptures.
     
  2. Ben Zartman

    Ben Zartman Puritan Board Freshman

    But this criteria is pretty vague, given that there are many who claim to be saved and who imagine themselves to be walking in a manner pleasing to the Lord. Our church requires visitors to be "Members in good standing," and "Not under discipline," at another church--that way there is at least the testimony of their elders as to their conversion and walk. In other words, no one is getting in on their own recognizance.
    Now sure, we can't know WHAT sort of church precisely they claim to be members of, and there is not always time for a comprehensive scrutiny of visitors, so there is much left to their conscience, but at least they know our requirements.
     
  3. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    The additional requirement that you listed here would be a safer way to go.
     
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