Question by Bob T: Proper church hierarchy according to the bible?
i am just curious, some religions have the pope, priests, etc. some have just priests, or bishops, some have elders, and some have no one at all.
i am just wondering, according to the bible, what should be the proper church hierarchy as far as authority?
Answer by clusium1971 The Catholic & Orthodox Churches have Apostolic Succession, meaning, that our Papacies, & Patriarchies came be traced back the 12 Apostles.
Due to the fact that Protestantism did not come about until the 15’Th century, they do not have Apostolic Succession.
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It is particularly congruous and appropriate that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-the only Church that affirms authority based on specific revelation and commission to use the Lord’s Holy Name as a distinctive designation-should set forth her doctrines concerning the Messiah and His mission. The author of this volume entered upon his welcome service under request and appointment from the presiding authorities of the Church; and the completed work has been read to and is approved by the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve. It presents, however, the writer’s personal belief and profoundest conviction as to the truth of what he has written. A characteristic feature of the work is the guidance afforded by modern scriptures and the explication of the Holy Writ of olden times in the light of present day revelation, which, as a powerful and well directed beam, illumines many dark passages of ancient construction. James E. Talmage Salt Lake City, Utah September, 1915
The scope of the subject presented in this work is expressed on the title page. It will be readily seen that the author has departed from the course usually followed by writers on the Life of Jesus Christ, which course, as a rule, begins with the birth of Mary’s Babe and ends with the ascension of the slain and risen Lord from Olivet. The treatment embodied in these pages, in addition to the narrative of the Lord’s life in the flesh comprizes the antemortal existence and activities of the world’s Redeemer, the revelations and personal manifestations of the glorified and exalted Son of God during the apostolic period of old and in modern times, the assured nearness of the Lord’s second advent, and predicted events beyond—all so far as the Holy Scriptures make plain. It is particularly congruous and appropriate that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—the only Church that affirms authority based on specific revelation and commission to use the Lord’s Holy Name as a distinctive designation—should set forth her doctrines concerning the Messiah and His mission. The author of this volume entered upon his welcome service under request and appointment from the presiding authorities of the Church; and the completed work has been read to and is approved by the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve. It presents, however, the writer’s personal belief and profoundest conviction as to the truth of what he has written. The book is published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A characteristic feature of the work is the guidance afforded by modern scriptures and the explication of the Holy Writ of olden times in the light of present day revelation, which, as a powerful and well directed beam, illumines many dark passages of ancient construction. The spirit of the sacredness inherent in the subject has been a constant companion of the writer throughout his pleasing labor, and he reverently invokes the same as a minister to the readers of the volume. JAMES E. TALMAGE. Salt Lake City, Utah, September, 1915.
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Question by Secret_Garden: according to evangelic christians to accept christ and go to a church where the bible is preached?
but what church? many denominations and many of them were founded by men but how they can be the true church of christ.. if the whole new testament speaks a church in different places but not different churches with different beliefs.. but where is that church? the church of christ died? then Jesus lied to Peter when he said the doors of hell wouldn’t destroy his church.
Answer by Eric H Forget the evangelical preachers – they’re locked in a power struggle and they’re just using religion as their tools.
As for what Jesus is reported to have said, he was right – the church will destroy itself.
Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, wrote a letter to Trinity United Church of Christ’s new pastor, Reverend Otis Moss III, to announce their resignation from the church on May 30, 2008, according to Obama2.com.
The following day, Senator Obama commented on his decision to leave his church of 20 years.
The decision was in no small part due to controversial and offensive remarks made by Obama’s close friends and spiritual advisers, longtime Trinity pastor Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. and Father Michael Pfleger.
“It was going to be very difficult to continue our membership there as long as I was running for President. The recent episode with Father Pfleger just reinforced the view that we don’t want to have to answer for everything that’s stated in a church,” commented Obama.
“On the other hand, we also don’t want a church subjected to the scrutiny that a presidential campaign legitimately undergoes,” continued Barack Obama.
When Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. assumed leadership of Trinity in 1972, he steered the church toward Black Liberation Theology.
Black Liberation Theology is centered on the liberation of African-Americans from white oppression.
The Obamas are now members of the Church of Liberalism.