Will the Church be Organised in the New Testament Way in the Last Days?
Q. Are you quite sure the Church will be organised as it
was in New Testament times in the last days? Jesus said that the last days would be like Noah's with few
who believed. Won't we be like Noah's family?
There are many who believe that finding true Christians will be so rare as to render the possibility or organising congregationally impossible and who are themselves organised along patriarchal, family lines. We are certainly finding it very difficult indeed to find people these days who have any concept of what congregational discipline is like and it is our belief that finding such will not get any easier.
New Covenant Christians have always taught that the local congregation concept was a temporary one, being a preparation for patriarchal firstborn colonial life. In times of persecution when Christians are forced to live underground congregational life is necessarily restricted anyway as it is impractical to organise on any large scale. We believe that in the days leading up to the beginning of the Great Tribulation that groups will be small.
Thus the ideal New Covenant Christian local Colony may never become widespread before the Millennium. We hope otherwise, however.
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