Recently I’ve been reading and watching sermons and blog posts from James McDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel. I have really been interested in his Elephant Room program in which prominent pastors discuss and debate controversial topics.
Just yesterday, McDonald posted a rather controversial post on his blog – Congregational Government is From Satan. Ouch! This Baptist was quite taken aback… Here are his main points:
1) Congregational Meetings Are Forums for Division
2) Voting Is Not Biblical
3) Eldership Is Sometimes Unpopular
4) Congregationalism Crushes Pastors
5) Priesthood Not Eldership of All Believers
So, I’m still taking some time to process this article. I thought there were some good points, but I’m not quite sure I’m ready to jump off the congregational ship just yet. But, I am curious to know the thoughts of my blog readers (both of you). So please, first read the whole article and then leave your comments here.