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Old 04-18-2018, 04:21 PM   #92
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Default Re: Deceptions on Campus

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Originally Posted by kumbaya View Post
Another point, we know for a fact that CoC is ONLY run by local church members. There may be legitimate reasons for a group to call themselves Christians on campus if it was a “mixed bag” of Christians with different backgrounds.
Run by local church members is how it should be - it is biblical.


Three points as highlighted by gotquestions:
https://www.gotquestions.org/parachurch-ministries.html

1) parachurch ministries are usually independent of church oversight.

2) These organizations don’t have the same structure as the local church, which is the “pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).

3) The local church is God’s plan for the building up of the saints to do the work of the ministry, and He has gifted believers to accomplish that goal (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Biblically it is the local church, not inter-church or para-church organizations which God has equipped to do the work on campuses. Biblically and historically there is little support for church-independent organizations to be doing the work without oversight from the local church.

On this basis I question their legitimacy to do work on campus if they are not overseen or run by the local church.
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