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Local Church Essentials by Adam D. Thropay


In his first epistle to Timothy, the Apostle Paul outlined how one ought to behave oneself in the local church. The standards and behaviour that the apostle outlines in his epistle reflect the unique character and importance of the local church – 'the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth' (1 Tim. 3:15). This book shares the apostle's conviction of the special importance of the local assembly to God, and his recognition that this value demands a high standard of behaviour. We find the details of this standard of behaviour in the same place as Timothy: in the inspired Word of God. This book on church truth bears the hallmark of Adam Thropay's teaching – concise, clear and challenging exposition that is faithful to the text of Scripture. It presents the teaching of Scripture on the essentials of church practice: baptism, the Lord's Supper, headcoverings, overseers, and church discipline.
About the author:

Adam D. Thropay

has been engaged in meticulous Bible study for many years. He has been involved in Bible teaching in assemblies in North America, and is well known for his written ministry, in magazines and in online fora. Adam and his wife, Heather, live in Downey, California and are in fellowship in the local church that gathers to the Lord’s name there.

Book Reviews:

Local Church Essentials - By Adam D. Thropay

The contents of this small format book of 100 pages started life as a series of booklets that were given to me by the author. Each booklet dealt with a vital subject in relation to local church truth: Baptism; The Lord's Supper; Symbols of Glory and Honour; Godly Overseers, and Scriptural Church Discipline. These subjects form the individual chapters of this book.

Adam Thropay bases his teaching firmly upon Scripture and presents it in clear language. While the book is not exhaustive in detail, it covers the absolute essentials of local church life. Of all the books on this subject that I have read over the years, this one is top of the list for clarity of thought and accuracy to Scripture. No one, no matter how mature in the things of God, could read this book and not gain something from it.

Adam Thropay is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Nutrition with a clinic in Downey, California. He is known among local assemblies for his ability to teach the Scriptures and is highly regarded for his incisive and accurate contributions to The Scripture Forum, an internet-based forum for the discussion of the Word of God that has an international membership.

Reviewed by Walter A. Boyd
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