AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 18:17 ‚Äú... tell it unto the church‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ
The word ‚Äėchurch' is used in the New Testament to denote the body of professing believers in any place, as represented by their rulers and office-bearers. This refers to the body of men met not for worship but for the governing of the local church. The Old Testament illustrates and the New Testament prescribes (Matthew 18:17) and illustrates (Acts 14:23) that the church should be governed by select representatives.
Aaron Dunlop, who is originally from Northern Ireland, graduated from the Geneva Reformed Seminary, SC. He pastored for ten years in Victoria, British Columbia and is currently preparing to move to Kenya with his family to work with the FAME Reformed Theological College.