In a number of cases, the New Testament writers refer to elders (plural) when addressing a church (singular). "The best I can tell, the New Testament evidence seems to indicate that common, even expected practice was a plurality of elders in each local congregation," Dever said.
Are you finding it hard to meet people that share your values?
Initially, the church held services in a school building on Academy Hill, a short distance to the west.
After Baylor University was established in Independence in 1845, the church and university were closely intertwined: The same person often served as pastor and president of the two institutions, and services were held in university buildings until 1853 when the congregation moved to the present site and to a new meetinghouse built on land donated by Baylor president and church pastor Rufus Burleson.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." We are proud to say that this website has been a catalyst for love by creating meaningful, long term relationships and marriages for hundreds of Christians around Australia.
Welcome to Christians Online and may our Lord Jesus Christ protect you, keep you in good health, make you holy, and fill your life with good and happiness.
5-7 sessions at the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pointing to passages in Acts, 1 Timothy, Philippians, James and 1 Peter, Dever made his case that the New Testament church had a plurality of elders within each congregation.Listen to the Baptist Bible Hour (BBH) broadcast on One For many Baptists, these terms sound like polar opposites.In 1872, fire heavily damaged the 1853 meeting house although the pulpit furniture and pews associated with member Sam Houston were salvaged.The congregation quickly built the stone structure in which the members worship today."I have met the women I am meant to be with on this site and we are getting married in July this year.Sam Houston is the most famous member of the Independence Baptist Church.Before I get started I must premise this section by telling you that this is one of the most dangerous and destructive false teaching of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination.Teaching tithing is absolutely unbiblical and nothing more than mind control manipulation.The Bible says "Let us love one another, for love comes from God.Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.