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The Church: Pillar and Ground of the Truth
by David W. Cloud,
July 2022, 421 pgs
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This study deals with nearly every aspect of church polity and life including the meaning of the church, the proper constitution of the church, the importance of the church, biblical descriptions of a New Testament church (expository studies of Acts 2:36-42; 13:1-4; Romans 15:14; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; Colossians 1:25-28; 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10; 1 Timothy 3:15; Revelation 1:10-20), the Church as a body (expository study of Ephesians 4:7-16), church membership, the pastor, church members’ relationship to pastors, other ministry-gifted men, the deacon, ordination, church ordinances, church discipline, the church as headquarters for Christ’s Great Commission, and church covenants.

The studies are very practical, dealing with questions such as the following:
What are the characteristics of a New Testament church What is the church as a mystery? Can a church require members to be faithful? Are there apostles and prophets in the churches today? What do the terms “pastor,” “elder,” and “bishop” mean? How many pastors should a church have? How does a man know if he is called to be a pastor? Why are the standards for pastors so high? Does the Bible say anything about the pastor’s wife? What is the Bible’s teaching about supporting pastors? What is a church’s responsibility toward the pastor? What authority does the pastor have? Does it have any limit? How can a church discipline a pastor?
Other questions covered are:
Can women be pastors or deacons? What authority do deacons have in the church? What standards does God require of deacons? How can problems between pastors and deacons be avoided? What is an evangelist? What standards should churches require of workers? What is ordination? What is scriptural baptism? Does Acts 2:38 mean that baptism remits sins? What denominations practice infant baptism today and what does it mean? Aren’t there examples of infant baptism in the Bible? How is the Lord’s Supper to be conducted? Does a church have the right to restrict the Lord’s Supper? What is the purpose of church discipline? How should a church practice discipline? What happens when a church disciplines a member? These and many other questions are answered in The Church: The Pillar and Ground of the Truth.

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