The Berean Expositor
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In the early days we read many times of "the church in the house" (Rom. 16: 5;
Col. 4: 15) of one or another.  We believe that the apostasy which everywhere
manifesting itself will compel the faithful once again to meet in this primitive way.
When this does take place, the domestic qualifications of the bishop and deacon of
I Tim. 3: will be better appreciated. It will be obviously impossible to meet in the house
of a brother whose lack of control makes his children's behaviour a scandal. Neither
could the meeting be held in a home where there was lack of unity between husband and
wife. With regard to the question of teachers, we believe that when the Lord's people
met together, it would not be long before one or two would manifest that they were
"faithful men, able to teach others also", and would be recognized as such.
We are fellow members of the One Body, and our privilege it is by the working
together of every part to make increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.
Let us avoid by all means a mere multiplication of "Meetings". Let us shun any approach
to a "sect", but let us as fellow-members of one body seek by all the means sanctioned
and sanctified by the Word, to build one another up in the faith.
"Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another, and the Lord hearkened,
and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the
Lord, and that thought upon His name" (Mal. 3: 16).