I am honored to participate in this issue of Watchman Magazine and I thank brother Roberts for the invitation. While I am honored on the personal level, of far greater significance is: (1) the opportunity of this avenue to teach, and (2) the important theme of this special issue. My specific assignment is “The Works Assigned to the Local Church” to which I now proceed.
Local Churches: Fact or Fiction?Is the “local church” authorized and functional in the New Testament or is it a result of human imagination and tradition? This might seem too fundamental a question for some, yet for others it is totally valid. We must first establish that local churches are valid before we can profitably discuss the works assigned to them. My appeal is “What does the Scripture say?” (Rom. 4:3). Continue reading » The Works Assigned to the Local Church