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by davidfsims
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: deacons without elders
Replies: 1
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deacons without elders

Can a congregation have deacons without Elders? Is there a principle in the New Testament that requires for Elders to be in office before Deacons, or that requires Elders to be the ones to appoint deacons?
by davidfsims
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: box in the vestibule
Replies: 1
Views: 2133

box in the vestibule

In the 50's, Fanning Yater Tant advocated the placement of a box in the vestibule in congregations in which members were divided over the support of institutions (see http://www.wordsfitlyspoken.org/gospel_guardian/v8/v8n25p4-5b.html). Those who wanted to help could do so by putting their individual...
by davidfsims
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: church discipline
Replies: 1
Views: 2183

church discipline

Is there a point a situation can reach in which, for the protection of the members and/or the reputation of the congregation, the church should ask a member to not come back? For example... Suppose a man is caught in a sin involving one or more teenagers in the church. The man confesses his sin publ...