CHAPTER 26: Of the Church (Parts Ten-Twelve) God has given the Church both the holy Scriptures and the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and instruct.  Armed with these gifts, every church has everything it needs carry out God’s will in its particular situation. If a local church is indeed a church, Christ will supply it with leaders who will hold the biblical offices of Elder (ruler) and Deacon (servant).  These leaders have the responsibility (at minimum) to preach the...

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