One reason - one great reason why the church of today is not what it should be, is because the simple concept of Christian eldership has been misunderstood and misapplied. This improper configuration of the church's structure cannot but engender improper practices. The continual effects of this confusion have, we believe, greatly hindered the advancement of truth and virtue. That the Christian Home Church can help recover Christian eldership, should be apparent to all.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and cause his face to shine upon you and give you peace. Amen.
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1 Peter 5:1-5 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.