This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Clergy/ laity Church lie-Re post

To the poor person who posted this question 5 months ago, I have just today received the answer to it.

This was my response to the man in the video: I posted your video on my blog, and this is a part of one response I received, would you be gracious enough to respond to this question?

Quote: "What I didn't hear addressed is the roles of deacons and bishops (or elders). I would like to hear what his views on these positions clearly pointed out in I Timothy as well as other passages. Who has authority to decide error in the doctrine taught by Jesus? How is church discipline carry out? I would like to hear his view on this." end quote

Answer I received today: Quote:
Paul gave an authority structure for the church in 1 Cor 11:3 and "pastor" is not in it. In 1 Tim 5, what the ESV renders as "older man" in verse 1 is the same Greek root word (presbyteros) as "elders" in verse 17. In Mark 10:42ff, Jesus instructs the disciples about the proper way for them to "rule". Acts 15 illustrates how matters of error are worked out. Note that the apostles did not decide alone -- they participated as servant leaders. See also Gal 2:11-14. End Quote

Update: Just found out the answer to my question came from a viewer not the video poster-go figure...but God bless the brother who bothered to answer!


Pat Lindsey said...

Please example(bibical) how the goverment of the church should be handled.

dean said...

How is the goverment(business) of the church suppose to be handed.