Posts from October 2019

Posts from October 2019

Do Preachers Have Authority Over the Elders, and the Church?

Does the Bible authorize the preacher in the local congregation to exercise authority over the elders, or over the members at large? The Bible very clearly teaches that each local congregation is to mature to the point that it can appoint a plurality of adult males, who meet the specific qualifications pinpointed in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-11; Titus 1:5), to serve as the elders / shepherds / overseers of that single church (Acts 20:17,28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Peter 5:1-4). They…