THE ASSOCIATIONAL PRINCIPLE
By William (Bill) Brackney
The issue before us in this unit is how do Baptists work together beyond the local congregation? The associational principle guides all Baptist activity in this regard. The terminology is from the working place, not the Bible. All unions, alliances are illustrations of the associational principle. No association has any authority over a local congregation.
Exodus 3:1-10 / Genesis 1:26
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