Thursday, September 28, 2006
Problem with Modern Church: Maximum Capacity
Church is not about space management nor time management. Nor is it about hub management: the church staff and members revolving around the pastor. It's about the Body of Christ. Christ is the one and only head of His Body (Colossians 1:18). Not the head elder and certainly not the "senior" pastor. In fact, Paul makes clear:
Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.So, the head of every man is not your local elder, pastor, priest, minister or some other local church leader, but Jesus Christ Himself. The One and Only. [Where and how the elders/overseers fit into church is something I'm not sure of right now.]
1 Corinthians 11:3
Note that modern day [re?]interpretation of Martin Luther's "priesthood of all believers" is not Biblical at all: only men (fathers and husbands) are called to be priests of the household. This was true in the Old Testament and didn't change in the New Testament. In fact, 1 Corinthians 11 reaffirms the concept of "priesthood of all husbands/fathers."
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