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|All Authors / Contributors:||
John S Hammett; Benjamin L Merkle
|Description:||xiv, 239 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Church membership, church discipline, and the nature of the church / John S. Hammett --
The biblical basis for church membership / Benjamin L. Merkle --
A historical analysis of church membership / Nathan A. Finn --
The practical issues of church membership / Mark E. Dever --
The biblical basis for church discipline / Thomas R. Schreiner --
A historical analysis of church discipline / Gregory A. Wills --
The practical issues of church discipline / Andrew M. Davis --
The missional imolications of church membership and church discipline / Bruce Rioley Ashford, Danny Akin --
Those who must give an account : a pastoral reflection / Andrew M. Davis.
|Responsibility:||John S. Hammett & Benjamin L. Merkle, editors.|
"There is a surprising, even dangerous, gap in the literature on the church in the areas of church membership and church discipline. The former sets the boundaries of a leader's responsibility, and discipline is the last option of a church when members will no longer live in fellowship with their brothers and sisters in the Lord and accept the guidance of their leaders. And so this book is written first to church leaders, offering guidance on how they should receive and minister to those for whom they will have to give an account according to Scripture. But under the view of the church upheld in these chapters, the receiving of members and discipline of members are both acts of the greater church body, and thus all members of the church share in the accountability for each other. Consequently, Those Who Must Give an Account will be of interest to all believers."--Publisher's description.
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