June 01, 2007

So Your Church Goes Wacko And Goes Astray From Sound Doctrine - What Do You Do?

Currently in the "sphere" there are two, yet opposing, points of view being presented to this very issue.

For Leaving The Church - Brian Thornton (Voice Of The Sheep)
- A Stranger They Simply Will Not Follow

Against Leaving The Church - The Centurion
- Bringing The Pet Peeve Home

So after reading their arguments, and carefully taking into consideration what each is saying, what would you say? Is it Biblical to leave a local church because the teaching in such a church goes astray?

1 comment:

PaPaMarc said...

Marc,
Good post and very timely for me as I am going through some tough decisions on this very thing.
Here is a good quote from JC Ryle that I think is appropriate.
"Divisions and separations are most objectionable in religion. They weaken the cause of true Christianity ...But before we blame people for them, we must be careful that we lay the blame where it is deserved. False doctrine and heresy are even worse than schism. If people separate themselves from teaching that is positively false and unscriptural, they ought to be praised rather than reproved. In such cases separation is a virtue and not a sin."