We are different members of the same body (1 Cor. 12:12-27). The head is Christ. If one is missionary and evangelistically minded and not apathetic towards the harvest, let’s not guilt-monger people into your one-size fits all type of ministry. We must avoid false dichotomies.
The paradigm of: “If you’re not with us, you’re against us” implies the mentality by some parachurch activists who emphasize one particular sin. When you accuse the brethren who is Gospel-centered, you are the problem, not them. Biblical ecclesiology dictates that no parachurch ministry is to usurp the authority of the local church. Otherwise, this opens up a Pandora box. You might as well have missionary organizations dictating the local church how missions should operate. They might as well preach in front of their churches too if they are not welcomed by Gospel-centered elders.
Although many saints labor in different areas of ministry for the…
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