The Problem with Church Membership Covenants – bad doctrine hurts God’s people -Tim Fall’s blog

The Old Testament is full of covenants God made with his people: Edenic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic. If those aren’t familiar to you, don’t worry. The point is that God makes co…

Source: The Problem with Church Membership Covenants – bad doctrine hurts God’s people

Author: Velour

Survived a *tour-of-duty* of an authoritarian church.

2 thoughts on “The Problem with Church Membership Covenants – bad doctrine hurts God’s people -Tim Fall’s blog”

  1. To sign, or not to sign a church “covenant”? It would be wise to consult with your attorney first (those “covenant” things may come back and haunt you; even years later), but it would be wiser NOT to sign one altogether; but to run for the car park the second the signing of a “covenant” is mentioned, because you’d be in an unbiblical, man-centered church then, and most probably of the Calvinist kind.

    At the last (I mean last, ever) “church” I went to (yes, an abusive Calvinist island) , I refused to sign anything ever and was eventually treated as a dirty beggar and passenger. By golly gee, but when the onions hit the escalator, the church treated me as though I had signed something, and they tried to pull the “authority”-card like one would a dirty rabbit from a dirty hat. Hence, rather head for the door while you can, and live to tell the tale (spiritually, and sometimes even physically).

    Thanks, Velour, for reminding others of this horror. As born-again and thus free, we don’t have to sign anything. Just live our lives for God and His glory, tell people about Jesus, and be thankful that Jesus did what He did! Didn’t He set us free indeed? Yes, He did, so why willingly go back into bondage by signing a man made “covenant”?

    Don’t sign…flee…today.

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    1. Thanks Boston Lady. We need to remind each other about the dangerous of these authoritarian documents and that Jesus required people to sign how many pages to follow Him? Correct answer: 0 pages. Membership Covenants and documents like them are un-Biblical.

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