Question:

I am very much interested in your teachings and your church. I have therefore decided to open a branch of your church.  I have been making preparation to perform and I need your authority to enable me do it. I should therefore be grateful if you would kindly assist me to enable me establish a branch of your church.

Counting very much on your cooperation and early attention.

Thank you very much.


Answer:

I have no authority in such matters. That comes from Jesus, and that authority has already been given (Matthew 28:18-20). I have no church. Only Christ has a church (Matthew 16:18). Nor do you need anything other than your Bible to teach and establish a congregation of Christ's people (Romans 10:12-17).