Sometimes it is amazing to see what the Bible actually teaches, and then you look around you and wonder why things are being done the way they are. That’s the case when you consider Christian ministry, and how it is practiced today, against what it meant in the scriptures, and what how it was practiced in the early Church.How many times have we read Ephesians 4:11-16, where it says, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry,….The saints were to be prepared and equipped to do the work of the ministry, for the purpose of edifying the body of Christ.After revealing the outcome and benefit of all that, it goes on to say how this is done in verse 15:”… but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”When’s the last time in… Read full this story
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