Friday, October 01, 2010

Why You Should Join the Church: by John MacArthur

In light of the current series of “How to Get Apologetics in Your Church,” this sermon audio by John MacArthur is extremely important and relevant: Why You Should Join the Church.

Full MP3 Audio here. (47min) Read transcript here.

Enjoy.


3 Comments

  1. Wes Widner October 1, 2010

    Why you should join the church is essentially the same question as "why should I be saved". The two are inseparable.

    Problems come in, however, when we use "church" to mean a 501c3 non-profit organization. In that case it is less clear that one is under obligation to join any such organization, much less a particular one.

  2. pds October 1, 2010

    We are under obligation to encourage and strenghten other believers ie the Church. The NT Church, as far as I know, was made up of communities and rarely isolated individuals.

    Strictly speaking, this doesn't need to take place in an organisation, but since the Church/believers are often found in organisations why not join one?

  3. LDW October 2, 2010

    Is it possible to fellowship with, encourage, and strengthen other believers without joining a denomination? (501c3 organization) Yes it is. Is it possible to do the aforementioned without being a member of the body of Christ? It is impossible.

    It seems to me, that being a member of Christian fellowship, (ecclesia)is a foundational aspect of being a believer, joining a church is not.