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By studying the book of Acts we'll give ourselves a biblical STANDARD to follow.

This is important because the sad truth is many churches don't pattern themselves after God's original design. Instead they organize themselves and operate according to the latest trend. They copy what other churches are doing, and if this continues to happen then churches eventually become less and less like the New Testament model and more and more like the fallen world around them.

It's the same sort of thing that happens when you use a Photostat machine and copy a copy of a copy of a copy. Eventually you get a very blurred image--after a while you can no longer read the writing. As any good secretary will tell you, the only way to get a good copy is to copy the original.

Well for a similar reason it's vital that churches always refer to the New Testament model; otherwise over the years if they're not careful they will resemble it less and less and eventually they'll FORGET who they are called to be and what they are called to do as God's people.

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