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INSTITUTIONALISM 1 TIMOTHY 4:1 TEXT. INSTITUTIONALISM “The ship of Zion has floundered more than once on the sandbar of institutionalism. The tendency.

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1 INSTITUTIONALISM 1 TIMOTHY 4:1 TEXT

2 INSTITUTIONALISM “The ship of Zion has floundered more than once on the sandbar of institutionalism. The tendency to organize is characteristic of the age. This writer has been unable to appreciate the logic of those who affect to see grave danger in the Missionary Society but scruple not to form organizations for the purpose of caring for orphans and teaching young men to be gospel preachers. Of course it is right for the church to care for the fatherless and widows in their affliction, but the work should be done thru the church with the elders having the oversight thereof.” (Guy N. Woods, ACC Lectures 1939, p. 54)

3 INSTITUTIONALISM SOURCE OF AUTHORITY –COL. 3:17 –MATT. 28:20

4 INSTITUTIONALISM IS THERE A BIBLE PATTERN? –Age of the Patriarchs GEN. 2:15-17 GEN. 3:11 GEN. 6:22

5 INSTITUTIONALISM IS THERE A BIBLE PATTERN? –Age of the law of Moses EX. 25:8-9 EX. 25:40 EX. 26:30 EX. 27:8 ACTS 7: SAM. 15:3, KINGS 12:33

6 INSTITUTIONALISM IS THERE A BIBLE PATTERN? –New Testament 2 TIM. 1:13 2 TIM. 2:5 2 TIM. 3:16-17

7 INSTITUTIONALISM BIBLE PATTERNS GIVEN TO US - NT –Is there a NT pattern for gospel obedience? –ROM. 6:17-18 –If there is no pattern then baptism is not binding –If there is no pattern we cannot forbid infant baptism or sprinkling instead of immersion –If there is no order or pattern then there can be no disorder

8 INSTITUTIONALISM BIBLE PATTERNS GIVEN TO US - NT –Is there a NT pattern for worship? –ACTS 2:42; COL. 3:16-17 –If there is no pattern then we can partake of the Lord’s Supper on a weekday –If there is no pattern we cannot forbid pianos, organs, beads and candles. –If there is no order or pattern then there can be no disorder

9 INSTITUTIONALISM BIBLE PATTERNS GIVEN TO US - NT –Is there a NT pattern for organization? –ACTS 14:21-23; TITUS 1:5; 1 PET. 5:2 –If there is no pattern then we can have the one man pastor plan of the protestants - CEO –If there is no pattern we cannot forbid the priestly caste of the Catholics –If there is no order or pattern then there can be no disorder

10 INSTITUTIONALISM ESTABLISHING SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY –DIRECT STATEMENT OR COMMAND 1 COR. 11:24-26 –APPROVED APOSTOLIC EXAMPLE ACTS 20:7 –NECESSARY INFERENCE ACTS 20:7

11 INSTITUTIONALISM SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY COMMANDSGENERICSPECIFIC NoahWoodGopher NaamanWaterRiver Jordan ChurchMusicSing PreachOrganizationsChurch Edify Relieve

12 INSTITUTIONALISM BIBLE PATTERNS GIVEN TO US - NT –Is there a NT pattern for the work of the church? 1 THESS. 1:8 1 THESS. 5:11 1 TIM. 5:16

13 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE CHURCH? –Universal sense MATT. 16:18 EPH. 1: COR. 12:13

14 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE CHURCH? –Local Sense ROM. 16:16 GAL. 1:2 1 COR. 1:2 REV. 1:11 –NEVER IN THE NT DO WE FIND LOCAL CHURCHES MOVING OR WORKING IN CONCERT AS A SINGLE UNIT – NO “CHURCH-HOOD CONCEPT”

15 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE CHURCH? –Distinction 1 COR. 12:13 ACTS 22:16 ACTS 2:47 ACTS 9:26

16 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE WORK OF THE CHURCH? –Evangelism/Preaching ACTS 11:22 1 THESS. 1:8 –Edification EPH. 4:11-12 ACTS 11:26 –Benevolence ACTS 6:1-3 1 TIM. 5:16

17 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE ISSUE AMONG US TODAY? –EVANGELISM – –THE ISSUE IS NOT Should preaching be done “How” this preaching should be done (means- method) May churches cooperate May a place be maintained

18 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE ISSUE AMONG US TODAY? –EVANGELISM – THE ISSUE IS CAN CHURCHES OF CHRIST BUILD AND MAINTAIN SOCIETIES/ ORGANIZATIONS TO DO THE WORK GOD GAVE THE LOCAL CHURCH TO DO

19 INSTITUTIONALISM EVANGELISM – THERE IS AUTHORITY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH TO : –Select the area –Select the preachers –Provide a place –Support –Facilities

20 INSTITUTIONALISM EVANGELISM – THERE IS NO AUTHORITY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH TO SEND IT $ TO A MISSIONARY SOCIETY (President, Board, Treasury) and let them: –Select the area –Select the preachers –Provide a place –Support –Facilities

21 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE ISSUE AMONG US TODAY? –EDIFICATION – THE ISSUE IS NOT Should saints be edified “How” this edification should be done (means- method) May churches cooperate May a place be maintained

22 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE ISSUE AMONG US TODAY? –EDIFICATION – THE ISSUE IS CAN CHURCHES OF CHRIST BUILD AND MAINTAIN COLLEGES TO DO THE WORK GOD GAVE THE CHURCH TO DO

23 INSTITUTIONALISM EDIFICATION – THERE IS AUTHORITY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH TO : –Select the curriculum –Select the teachers –Provide a place –Support –Facilities

24 INSTITUTIONALISM EDIFICATION – THERE IS NO AUTHORITY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH TO SEND $ TO A COLLEGE (President, Board, Treasury) to train preachers –Select the curriculum –Select the teachers –Provide a place –Support –Facilities

25 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE ISSUE AMONG US TODAY? –BENEVOLENCE – THE ISSUE IS NOT Should we care for the needy “How” this care should be provided (means-method)

26 INSTITUTIONALISM WHAT IS THE ISSUE AMONG US TODAY? –BENEVOLENCE – THE ISSUE IS CAN CHURCHES OF CHRIST BUILD AND MAINTAIN BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES / ORGANIZATIONS TO DO THE WORK GOD GAVE THE CHURCH TO DO

27 INSTITUTIONALISM BENEVOLENCE – THERE IS AUTHORITY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH TO : –See the need –Appoint men –Provide a place –Support –Care - Facilities

28 INSTITUTIONALISM BENEVOLENCE – THERE IS NO AUTHORITY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH TO SEND $ TO BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES/ORGANIZATIONS (President, Board, Treasury) for them to: –See the need –Appoint men –Provide a place –Support –Care - Facilities

29 INSTITUTIONALISM CONCLUSION –Has God given us a pattern? –Are we willing to follow his pattern? –Does your life conform to God’s pattern?


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