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ON CHURCHES

 

Every church, denomination, sect however called, and no matter how well-intentioned it may begin inevitably drifts from its original, simple purpose of preaching the Gospel of Christ. It will, over its life, whether short or long, accumulate extra-Biblical functions of administration and local church culture, and will gradually introduce pet ideas and opinion under the guise of doctrine. It will take as its business the authority to regulate the thought and behaviour of its members, reserving for those deemed intractable the blunt instrument of disfellowshipment. As with the natural human body, all churches age and become sclerotic, hardened into a pious conviction that they alone are in the right and specially loved by God. (AP)

 

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