Politicking in the Assembly
I am opposed to any politicking in the assembly of believers. Decisions should not be made by dictators in a vacuum or the rule of the majority. Doctrine or policy or decisions should not be made by one person lobbying others and trying to get them on his side. I recommend that Biblical elders seek out other brothers for counsel and that all brothers in the assembly have an opportunity to speak to the assembly about doctrine, policy, and decisions. But no one should be campaigning for or against things. Speak the truth in love. Stand for truth. Proclaim the truth to whoever will listen and leave the results in God's hands. Our Lord Jesus can be trusted.
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