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All Articles For Church Membership in an Evil Age

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Having considered the scriptural principles and responsibilities of church membership, we devoted the last article to the inescapable truth of corporate responsibility. Though many in this age of ecclesiastical departure and apostasy would like to ignore that truth, it is exactly the truth of corporate responsibility and corporate guilt that lies at the basis of the call, “Come out from among them and be ye separate.” We must not continue in conflict with the holiness of God. I pointed out that, for some of you, that may mean...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Our Belgic Confession, on the basis of Scripture, calls everyone to join himself or herself to the true church. But when I say that only a true church is a proper body to join, that statement does not in itself clarify the matter of church membership. It is not as easy as saying this one church is true and all others are false. What an enormous entity is the church-world today! What a bewildering array of denominations and congregations! And in the face of that baffling diversity and...

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