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Scripture teaches that all people throughout the world who profess faith in the biblical gospel are to willingly consent to walk together, giving themselves up to the Lord and to one another, in submission to a local church and the ordinances of Christ. God commands us to walk together in these local churches for our mutual edification and the proper carrying out of public worship and discipline according to his Word. Local church membership is modeled after heaven by receiving only credibly professing believers and thus makes visible the kingdom of God on earth until the end of the world.