Biblical Church Government – Part 5

Thereupon, on November 21st 1977, I decided to write the following open letter to this much revered Baptist Pastor.   Although he kindly acknowledged yet sadly never refuted my open letter, I thought it best to preserve it for the benefit of others.   Here it is, with just a few minimal changes.

Dear brother!   Grace unto you, and peace be multiplied — from one who is "also an Elder." And indeed from one who, much more importantly, is also elect according the foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ — and who has been baptized in the glorious name of our Triune God!   First Peter 1:2 and 5:1.