There is much misunderstanding and many misconceptions today regarding the church. By the vast majority the church is looked upon as a purely human institution. Others raise the question whether the church has really not outlived its usefulness, whether it is not out-dated and ought to make room for a more modern institution of more practical benefit to mankind. There are many people who consider themselves to be saved Christians, although they want nothing to do with the church and openly disparage membership in the church. However, Prof. Cammenga shows in this Standard Bearer article that church membership is truly a necessity, and we must not be irregular or infrequent in our church attendance. Click here to read more.
This month’s theme for the app content is “The Necessity of Membership within a True Church of Jesus Christ” in preparation for a free public lecture event held by Hope Protestant Reformed Church on November 11, 2016. Professor David Engelsma will speak on this topic, answering such questions as “Is membership in a church really necessary?’ and “What qualities should I seek for in a church home?” To learn more, click here to visit Hope’s website for the event.