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Answer 23: 27 proofs of “The First Church”

It is imperative to remember that what S.E. Anderson put forth here is (by his own words) supposed to be PROOF. Hence, the above claim is supposed to PROVE something. Sadly, the claim falls far short of proof of anything other than they prayed together.

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Answer 22: 27 proofs of “The First Church”

To claim this is proof of the existence of the New Testament church, is to wrest Scripture and yank a passage out of context, and does nothing substantive towards proving the existence of the church.

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Answer 19: 27 proofs of “The First Church”

The reason this is pointed out is that it is such an obvious error that is easily disprovable by the Scripture. If such a plain error was made simply because the individual strains to prove a point, without concern for the express statements of Scripture, then we are right to question all other points that he would raise in support of his contention.

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Answer 18: 27 proofs of “The First Church”

All a pastor is, is an under-shepherd that is supposed to feed and care for the flock that belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, whether in Israel, or the New Testament church, even though the qualifications varied, if you meet (or met, as the case may be) the appropriate qualifications, you were/are a qualified pastor.

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Answer 17: 27 proofs of “The First Church”

Isn’t Christ the Head, and the Holy Ghost the Administrator of the New Testament church? Isn’t the church supposed to acknowledge the will of the Lord and act upon it? Doesn’t that make the church a Theocracy instead of a democracy? After all, our vote is not equal to Christ’s is it? Doesn’t the new Testament church act in the executive instead of the legislative and simply carry out the will of God?

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Answer 14: 27 proofs of “The First Church”

However, if one is in the process of creating an entirely new institution, then instruction like that presented in Matthew 18 is essential prior to the institution becoming a reality. In short, without instruction prior to the fact, the people involved are certainly not going to know what to do when the simplest of issues arises after the church is in existence and functioning.

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