THE CHARTER OF THE CHURCH
“Today every Christian organization of a certain size has its rules, regulations and bylaws, BUT we must come back to the Scriptures to see the charter ordained by God.
The spiritual charter of the church is the cross, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the headship of Christ, the Body, a general attitude, and the Word of God. If we are going to practice real church life, we must take all these matters and put them into practice. If we keep these seven items of the spiritual charter of the church, the church will be helped by us. If we are checked by these few items, we will become a positive help to the church. Otherwise, we will be a damage, a hindrance, and even a danger to the church life. May the Lord be merciful to us.”
Lee, Witness, Basic Principles of the Practice of the Church Life, Living Stream Ministry, 1999, pages 43, 55.
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