Naturally, I agree with the need for joining a congregation that earnestly worships Christ, and strives to understand and obey His Law-Word, empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Not some man-centred authoritarian cult.

Not some entertainment or social group, tossing about some religious babble every so often.

A congregation that earnestly worships Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and strives to understand and obey Christ’s Law-Word – Old and New Testament.

And welcomes the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father and the Son, to guide and direct and counsel their words, thoughts, and actions.

Postmillennialism holds a high view of the church. And of Christian worship in the church. And membership in the church. The church is the central focus of the kingdom of God. Much of the decline of Christianity that we are witnessing in America is related to Christians failing to understand the significance of the church for the Christian life.

In this article I will briefly present a biblical argument for church membership. Revival and reformation in our land must begin with the church, the household of God.

I see so many Christians in America who have disassociated themselves from particular church membership. They do not see any reason for or value in joining a local congregation. So what is the biblical argument for formal church membership? Though there are many arguments, here are four that should encourage us in seeking church membership.

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