Thursday, March 17, 2011
No right to the defense of the Truth if you are not in a local Church.
As my readers know, I am a great supporter of Dr James White.
I know his feelings with regards to the Local Church, and I actually hold his view in the highest esteem as what we should aspire to in regards to this thing we call Church. Scripture speaks to the matter of believers assembling themselves together, and therefore the "normal" pattern is certainly set.
Here is my issue.
What if, we as believers do not have the obvious set up that Dr White and others have?
What if the Churches in our own particular area are nothing more than Post Modern local admiration societies?
It is great that the good Dr has an ideal Biblical Church, and given that he has been happy there for many many years, then more power to him.
Many of us do not enjoy this Local Church connection he obviously has as a gift, and therefore his views as applied to some of us seems harsh and even judgemental....
If what he says here in this video is "strictly and Biblically" true, then many sincere believers have no legitamate voice, nor any valid Apologetic response to offer this world, which is a real shame, given not only the state of many evangelical Churches, but also the actual state of the world as we know it.
I truly value Dr White's opinion, and how much I covet what he obviously has in a local Church, but I do not believe what he is saying should be presented as an "absolute" with no room for alternative and non normal situations as in those who have no genuine and serious Church fellowship through no fault of themselves.....
It is truly great what "he" has, but maybe he should consider the many who would love to have what he has but do not have .
Something to think about.