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FREE DOWNLOAD » Who Runs the Church? 4 Views on Church Government Counterpoints Church Life ´ Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church's form of rule and may staunchly uphold it few haFor different methods Or is just one way the right wayIn Who Runs the Church Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents Episcopalianism Peter Toon Presbyterianism L Roy Taylor Single Elder Congregationalism Paige Patterson Plural Elder Congregationalism Samuel E W. This book was helpful in my going from zero knowledge to a little knowledge about the different types of church government It would be helpful to have a sheet of paper stating the authors' names with their respective views especially when they engage one another in the response sections I did not give it 5 stars because many times the authors misunderstood each other's positions and were attacking strawmen arguments I would definitely welcome a heavy editing hand to remove all these misguided engagements that would confuse many first time readers to the topic

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Aldron As in other Counterpoints books each view is followed by critiues from the other contributors and its advocate then responds The interactive and fair minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed personal conclusions. Very helpful on a topic I knew very little about The bottom line in my mind is this if you believe in the authority of church history on parity with scripture episcopalianism; if you believe the NT church is a continuation of the OT nation of Israel presbyterianism; and otherwise congregationalism Those who know me will know where I land on that ; Incidentally the book has two types of congregationalism and the distinction between those wasn't as clear cut in my mind

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Who Runs the Church 4 Views on Church Government Counterpoints Church LifeChurches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church's form of rule and may staunchly uphold it few have a truly biblical understanding of it What model for governing the church does the Bible provide Is there room. I've had this on my list to read for ages and as I continue to refine my thinking on what form of church polity is most biblical this was a helpful read One I will likely revisit time and againThe contributors to this counterpoints volume all made various good points and I learned from each of them even those I ultimate disagree with in their conclusions It sharpened my thinking and pointed out some areas where my side is in error The arguments were clear and well done from each perspectiveA note about one contributor Paige Patterson has had a recent and public fall from grace so I was worried that might color my reading of his perspectives here The recentness of his fall and if and when we read disgraced theologians is a topic for another day but while I admit I found his voice at times argumentative than the others his arguments were mostly sound and it's still worth wrestling throughSee also podcast from The Gospel Coalition Church Polity is Your Friend episode for a similar three person panel discussion on various forms of church polity