"What Is Wrong With The Missionary Society?"
I think that all informed Christians will agree that the following at least partly summed up this whole matter:
1. By divinely approved examples, by necessary inferences, even if not by direct, clear commands, God has abundantly and clearly taught us that the congregation is the only organized unit authorized for this work. (Individuals may, and must, to the extent of their abilities and opportunities, teach the gospel to "every creature.")
2. Missionary societies attempt to provide organization for universal, pooled effort of the churches in teaching the gospel. God has not recognized this need. He has as good as denied it, by making no provision for universal, pooled, organized efforts of the churches.
3. By their board of trustees, or directors; by their president, treasurer, secretary, and other officials, selected from different congregations (but under the authority of no church in their functions in the society), missionary societies violate Christ's order of work, indict His wisdom, insult His majesty, and doubt His faithfulness.
There may be other good reasons, but on the foregoing I think we all agree. Will ANYBODY stop, bend down to my humble station, and tell me if the foregoing is scripturally correct, or if it is incorrect? WHY can't we get somebody to give us what is wrong with the missionary societies?