Accountability Without Bondage: Shepherd Leadership in the Biblical Church

From: Volume II, Issue 2: Spring 1982 Pages 39-46

Abstract

Christians are accountable to God for their obedience, faithfulness, and progress in the Christian life. The contemporary church is to nurture this growth by bringing the local flock into Christian accountability without the spiritual bondage which sometimes has occurred. Paul the Apostle gives the authoritative principles for us to follow in his instruction to Titus. This article concludes that we can bring the local flock into Christian accountability without bondage by forming house churches of voluntarily accountable and submissive members, led by qualified elders who exercise non-revelatory spiritual authority.

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