It’s time for the next portion of Elder J.H. Waggoner’s series The Church. Article 8 explains the model of organization for local churches, which is congregational, for he states the following:
“The system of church government among Seventh-day Adventists, as among Baptists, is the congregational; each church is to judge of the qualifications of its own members … And every church is an independent church; yet not so as to endanger the cause of truth or disregard the general welfare” (Signs of the Times, 4/9/1885).
Article 9 goes into the subject of church discipline. If you want to read along, you’ll find the articles here: no. 8 (p. 232) and no. 9 (p. 248). Enjoy, and stay tuned for the next part of the series!
The Church, No. 8
The Church, No. 9