Loosing and Binding

By R. J. Rushdoony
February 28, 2018

The church does not have the power of the sword, or the power of terror, but of the keys of the kingdom, to open and shut, to loose and to bind ministerially, as God’s law allows. The freedom and the power of the church is in its faithfulness to this calling, so that where two or three are gathered together in his name, as members of a congregation or as the congregation itself, the two or three hundred, or two or three dozen, or two or three thousand, and they are faithful to the Lord, they have power, whether in the little group or in the congregation.