What Form of Government
Does Your Congregation Have?
Is it Governed by God or by a Vote of the People?

What kind of government runs the Church which Jesus Christ founded?
Think about it?
What form could it only be?
Is it a republic, a democracy, a monarchy, a dictatorship, socialist, etc?
How about none of the above?
Since it was founded by GOD, it is the Body of Christ (Eph 3:4-6, 5:21-23), and it is guided by the Holy Spirit. (John 14:26)
Therefore it could only be a Theocracy. In a Theocracy, the body responds to orders from the head.
Now look at your denomination? What kind of government is it?
It certainly is not a Theocracy because by its very nature, a Christian Theocracy can be only
just as there is only one Holy Trinity, one God, one Jesus Christ, and one Holy Spirit.
Your congregation is most likely a democracy or a republic where the populace votes as to its governing.
I know this is true with Baptists and Presbyterians, for example, and many others.
A democracy or a republic, is in opposition to a Theocracy because
the head responds to a vote of the body, the people, the members therein.

Now do you really believe that Jesus Christ would found His Church to be governed by a vote of the people?
Did not Peter and the Apostles say in Acts 5:29:
"We must obey God rather than men".

In Holy Scripture show me the verses where Jesus Christ set up His Church to be run by
anything other than a Theocracy?
We can take this thought one step further. Not one of the 40,000+ present day splinters of Christianity
can claim to be a Theocracy since none of them can show that they were founded by Jesus Christ.
Only the one Church founded by Jesus Christ
can lay claim to be governed by a Theocracy.

One last point:
More proof that the Church which Jesus Christ founded is a Theocracy,
Matthew 16:18, "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church;
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
Since Jesus said it is His church (my church) and He is God, that seals it that it is truly a Theocracy and nothing else.

Do you belong to His Church?
If not, why not?


Written by Bob Stanley, May 23, 2011
Updated June 29, 2014
Galations 4:16

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