The Church v2 9 The Organization of A Local Church 2
Not long after the gospel had spread and many local churches had been established, some sought to change how a local church was organized, departing from the apostles’ teaching. The New Testament reveals that every local church is to oversee and fund their own work. Sadly, men began to take authority over other local churches until we see the establishing of the Roman Catholic Church, centralized power over local churches throughout the world by the Pope, unauthorized by the New Testament. When we pervert the organization of a local church, we also pervert the nature of Jesus’ universal church, His assembly of saved people in the world. Let us study how the local church is to be organized according to God Word and abandon all human errors that rebel against His will in this and in all matters.