Loyalty. The Christian’s primary loyalty must be to Christ. But loyalty to one’s church of membership must not be viewed as unimportant. It is a biblical virtue (see Prov 17:17). If even unbelievers know that they should stand by the clubs and societies they have joined, how much more members of a local church stand by their church through thick and thin. Unless we are loyal to the church of our membership we will not be able to manifest the love of Christ to others outside who know us (Jn 13:35). But we must break loyalty with our church if she ceases to be loyal to Christ.
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