Line: Clarifying the Ground Of Oneness

(See also Our Relationship with Other Christians)

If we want to practice the church according to God’s design, we must return to the pattern in the New Testament, setting aside the current divided situation among the members of the Body of Christ. This matter of how to carry out the church in a practical way has been obscured by 2000 years of Christian history and the loss of our visible oneness. These articles examine what the Bible lays out as the basis for establishing churches and some common unscriptural misaimings.

Note: We have chosen to list all seven articles on the ground of oneness for completeness and clarity, but readers new to the subject may want to read (1), (7), (6), (2) and (5), in that order. (3) and (4) deal with particular misaimings concerning the practice of the church.


“House churches,” in which believers meet in a house as a separate, independent unit of admin­istration, are a popular means of circumventing the biblical pattern of keeping the oneness of the unique Body … Continue reading Assailing the Ground of Oneness (4): Are “House Churches” Biblical?


The boundary of a local church is one of the basic principles upon which the practice of the Lord’s recovery is based. From the beginnings of the Lord’s recovery in China, it has … Continue reading Concerning the Boundary of a Local Church