Not too long ago in one of my many link postings I mentioned this piece by Steve Holmes who made a firm rebuttal to comments made my Mark Driscoll about the congregational form of church government. (You can find links to a couple of responses to Steve here).
It’s not often that something Mark Driscoll says is made to look quite calm and measured, but that’s what James MacDonald has managed with this piece called ‘Congregational government is from Satan’ which ends with,
“Down with congregational government. Not the people who believe in it or appreciate its history, not the good or bad people who try to function well in a bad system—down with the system itself. It’s unbiblical, unhealthy and too often a tool of Satan for the discouragement of good Pastors, godly Elders, and local churches everywhere.”
Stop being so balanced and come off the fence MacDonald and tell us what you really think! I’ve never had much experience of this form of church, anyone have anything good to say in its defence?