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The Church: Its Organization, Order and Discipline

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    15 SUBMISSION VERSUS CREED POWER AND FORCE

    “NOW therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22.COOD 72.1

    After the church has been fitly framed together; that is, after it is properly organized, each person filling his or her appropriate place in the body, its growth is assured by each so following the Lord’s counsel as to retain the continued indwelling of his Spirit. This growth is thus beautifully expressed: “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16. Some of the instruction given for developing such growth is found in the following words: “Be kindly affectioned one toward another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.” Romans 12:10. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:20, 21.COOD 72.2

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