Controversies Among Brethren – Historical

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:19

The Missionary Society

  • Organization established to send out men to preach the gospel
  • We already have an organization for preaching the gospel – the local church (1 Timothy 3:15)
  • God used the local church to send out preachers (Acts 13:1-4)

Instrumental Music

  • Using instruments of music to accompany singing in worship to God
  • God has specified singing as the type of music He desires (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)
  • When God specifies something, everything else is excluded (Hebrews 7:14)

Institutionalism

  • Church support of various benevolent institutions
  • Benevolence done by churches is to be for saints only (Acts 4:32-35; Romans 15:26; 1 Corinthians 16:1)

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