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A Biblical Defense of Episcopacy

"Moses’ father-in-law (Jethro) said to him (Moses), “The thing that you do is not good. Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself. Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will...
Where Do We Begin? Most serious Christians would venture to say that the issue of Church polity like any area should be first approached with the Bible as the ultimate authority. Agreed. My methodology in this study will be to use Holy Scripture, the Church's law book, the final authority of faith and life. I will not use Church history as a primary...
I'm often asked such questions as, “Why does your church have bishops?” Or, “Why do you have organization beyond the local church called synods ?” These questions are good ones, the obvious answer being, "We have bishops and synods first and foremost because the Bible teaches this system of government. Yet, many times, folks in churches with bishops aren't forthcoming with a Biblical...
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter One: Where Do We Begin? Chapter Two: Old Testament Royal Priesthood Chapter Three: New Testament Royal Priesthood: Hierarchy Chapter Four: New Testament Royal Priesthood: Pastoral Chapter Five: New Testament Royal Priesthood: Legal Chapter Six: New Testament Royal Priesthood: Symmetry Chapter Seven: New Testament Royal Priesthood: Participatory Chapter Eight: Deacons Chapter Nine: Presbyters Chapter Ten: Bishops ...

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