Who is performing this function today?

Discussion in 'Cults & World Religions' started by LarryCook, May 12, 2005.

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  1. LarryCook

    LarryCook Puritan Board Freshman

    From Robin's link in the Favorite Sermon thread, excerpted from "No Other Gospel" by Dr. Kim Riddlbarger
    In the 1900+ years since Paul's death, what man or means has God provided for the battle against false teaching?

    Thank you for your answers!
    Larry
     
  2. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    You mean BESIDES the puritan board? :pilgrim:
     
  3. LarryCook

    LarryCook Puritan Board Freshman

    Bob,

    :up::up:
    Well said. I'll agree with you up to the point that I don't really see this board identifying and directly corresponding with members of churches under false teaching with apostolic or any other authority. I guess I'm really asking, in response to the vast array of false doctrine being doled out and soaked up out there, "Where's the adult leadership?" or "Where's the authority?"

    Larry
     
  4. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    I see the biggest contributor to 'right thinking' in a church is whether or not it's confessional. The confession is a cornerstone that anyone in the church can point to and say, 'hey, we are starting to drift a bit'. The elders uphold the confession. The people submit to the elders. I guess what I'm saying is that biblical church government is the means.

    Having that confession is the difference between knowing what we believe and just going along for the ride.
     
  5. LarryCook

    LarryCook Puritan Board Freshman

    Bob,

    Wow, great answer. And of course I'm now realizing that the Paul's letter to the Galations would also qualify as would the entire Bible.

    thanks!
    Larry
     
  6. Texas Aggie

    Texas Aggie Puritan Board Freshman

    Biblical church government, apointed elders and church confessions are wonderful for keeping the congregation in-line with the church doctrine. Unfortunately, since man also has his fingers in it, coruption will always arise.

    God has simply provided His Spirit to teach the truth. You have no need that any man teach you these things. Let the false doctrines arise, your not going to stop it.
     
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