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In 1608, a group of Christians got together and decided they needed to flee the persecution they were getting in England, because they could not conform to the State Church. Although King James was a protestant, the Separatists did not believe that he went far enough. They sought religious freedom from the State Church, they […]

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What Does a Deacon Do?

The word “deacon” means servant. At first we may be tempted toward excitement that the church has servants. Maybe it is like having a butler! If the church has official servants, then the rest of us are off the hook in terms of serving right? Wrong. You do not have to read very far in […]

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Church Government

Christianity has always been a religion that recognizes the need for authority. There are many different forms of church government. Some of them have absolutely no support whatsoever, others have better support. I do not intend to interact with all the other forms of government that various denominations have suggested. Instead I will simply present […]

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Instituted by God

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Politics can be an ugly affair. In part I understand it. There are important issues that are at stake. There are ideologies that people hold very dear. With so […]

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