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The traditions about authority that have been handed down to us by the apostles are clear and simple. They teach us that as the Son obeyed the Fatherís will, every man is to obey Christís will, and every wife be inclined to her husband. More
If we are all one in Christ, how can there be one over all? This is a human invention; primacy is not Godís way, for he is the head over all. More
Kingdoms divide and fall under the squabbling of a kingís children. Their infighting and scrabbling for power ruins a nation. Let us look to our King, and be content with his primacy and power. More
Who ruled the Church in the time of the apostles? Peter? James? Paul? You would be hard-pressed to decide by reading the Scriptures. That is for good reason; none of them was superior to the other. More
Here is the Church of Christ: those who make the good confession, who stir up love and good works in one another, and who meet together in Christís name until he returns. They have Jesus as their great priest. More
Whether or not we can trust Cyprianís knowledge of traditions and observances of such distant memory is one thing. After all, he lived in the first half of the third Century. More
It has long been the practice that churches should be the ones who decide who their bishops will be. Appointments of bishops by a bishop begins the slippery slope to the primacy of one. More
It cannot be historically demonstrated that the Roman bishop should rule over all the churches. A wider-spread authority was conferred in the fourth century. Yet, even then, the Western bishopís administration was shared with the Eastern bishop. More
Peter himself, with a pastoral application, removed any justification for primacy of one pastor or bishop over another, when he teaches ministers of the church to be a godly example instead of a domineering master. More
The office of the ministry depends upon the Word of God, not those who would rule over those called to preach. Those who seek to watch over the church should first be concerned with looking after themselves. More
No Christian is to have power over others, let alone more or less power. As the Word was sent into the world, we are sent into the world with the Word. More
These two, free, Scripture videos are a collection of verses from most books of the Old Testament and all books of the New. They are set to music and are suitable for worship (perhaps during the gathering, offering, passing of peace), teaching, and general edification. Right-click and save each video: • Old Testament Scripture Video (3:03, 110 MB)  • New Testament Scripture Video (3:23, 123 ... More
There are orders in the Church of Christ, but not levels of superiority. A pastor who will not listen is a pastor to whom no one will listen. A bishop who lords the office over others will displease the Lord. More

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