I know that if you are visiting our blog today (04 July 2014) and you see that the guy posting is a retiree from our nation’s premier fighting force; you would expect to see a patriotic post extolling the virtues of all things American. I must admit in most cases you would probably be right but lately I have been giving much more thought to my citizenship in Heaven as the church I serve (Stansbury Park Baptist Church) has been going through a Sunday School series on membership in the local church. And in the same way that as Americans we participate in activities to celebrate being American there is at least one activity of the local church which I believe celebrates our being Christians.… Continue reading
Note: This post is written from the Believer’s or Credo Baptism point of view. For a more exhaustive treatment of this subject I would recommend the following book; Believer’s Baptism by Thomas Shreiner & Shawn Wright.
I have recently had the opportunity to address the subject of local church membership in a Sunday School series within the context of the local church which I serve, Stansbury Park Baptist Church. In the process there have been one or two “back to basics” type lessons we have had and one of those was concerning baptism; so I thought that if this was an issue that was important to a local church filled with faithful followers of Christ, then it might make for a good post here at Parking Space 23.… Continue reading