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1 God has Spoken (A Study of Bible Authority) Individual Action and Local Church Action (#1)

2 2 Extreme Views “Whatever the Christian may do, the local church may do” Ignores the functional difference between the local church & the individual Christian, 1 Tim. 5:16 Leads to local church support & sponsor of unscriptural works like recreation, secular education, business endeavors, general benevolence, political actions…

3 3 Extreme Views “Whatever the local church may not do, individual Christians may not do (together)” Limits Christians’ group actions strictly to collective actions of the local church Leads to forbidding individuals the liberty of joining together (pooling talents & resources) to do work given individuals (youth camps, colleges, foundations…)

4 4 Extreme Views “Whatever the local church may not do, individual Christians may not do (together)” Says it is wrong for Christians to join together in any capacity other than local church to teach the gospel & serve God (Acts 13:2; 20:34)

5 5 Christianity Embraces Every Area of Life Social Matt 5: Pet. 2:12 Ro 13:8 Community Economic 1 Ths 4:11-12 Col 3:22-4:1 Economic 1 Ths 4:11-12 Col 3:22-4:1Business Family Col 3:18-21 Eph 6:1-4 1 Pet 3:1-7 Family Col 3:18-21 Eph 6:1-4 1 Pet 3:1-7 Home Civic Rom. 13:1-7 Government Church Eph. 1:22 2: :21; 4:1-16 Church Eph. 1:22 2: :21; 4:1-16 Spiritual

6 6 Christianity Embraces Every Area of Life Social Economic Economic Family Family Civic Church Co-existing duties in all these areas Galatians 6:5

7 Christian Responsibilities CivicFamilyBusinessSocial LOCAL CHURCH LOCAL CHURCH Vote Educate Profit Entertain Polling Station School Job Center Recreation Cannot funnel individual duties through the local church… NO BIBLE AUTHORITY! ? Spiritual Bear Burdens All Burdens

8 8 Individual Action & Church Action Matt. 18:15-17 Matthew 18:15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.” One man is not church action

9 9 Individual Action & Church Action Matt. 18:15-17 Matthew 18:16 “But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’” Two or three is not church action

10 10 Individual Action & Church Action Matt. 18:15-17 Matthew 18:17 “And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. The local church doing church action

11 Two Treasuries Acts 4:34-5:4; 3:1-6 Honest labor, Eph. 4:28 Individual, Acts 5:4 Contribution, 1 Co. 16:2 Taxes, Ro. 13:7 Provide for family, 1 Ti 5:8 Do good works, Gal. 6:10 Offering, 1 Cor. 16:2 Elders, Ac 11:30; Ti. 1:7 Preach gospel, 2 Co. 11:8 Relieve saints, Ac 4:32-35 Edify saints, 1 Co. 14:26 INDIVIDUALINDIVIDUAL LOCAL CHURCH METHOD OF RAISING OVERSIGHT USE

12 12 Other Examples of Difference Separate reasons & places to eat shows distinction, 1 Cor. 11:18, 20-22, Local church: One place to eat Lord’s supper Individuals: Houses to eat in…eat at home Help of needy widows, 1 Tim. 5:16, 8, 9-11 Local church: Enroll widows indeed Individuals: Relieve own family & do not charge (burden) the local church

13 13 Discern the Difference (2 Tim. 2:15) Individual action, local church action, or both? Example: Benevolence Gal. 6:10; Jas. 1:27; 1 Tim. 5:16Gal. 6:10; Jas. 1:27; 1 Tim. 5:16 Otherwise, act without Bible authority (Col. 3:17; 1 Cor. 4:6; 2 Jno. 9)


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