Numerous biblical examples show the authority and structure of the church. However, they will hold little weight if we feel our experience invalidates them.
I Corinthians gives ready instruction in the order and decorum that is fitting for church organization, as well as the Passover and weekly service.
The Peter Principle is a concept in business management developed by Laurence J. Peter: People in a hierarchy tend to rise to their level of incompetence.
John Ritenbaugh discusses the implication of Dathan and Korah's rebellion in Numbers 16:1-5, agitating for a democratization of priestly responsibilities. God clearly reveals that not everybody set apart is holy in the same way, nor is God dealing the same. . .
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Christ's superiority to angels, asserts that the pre-incarnate Christ created angels as ministering spirits to take care of God's offspring destined to be heirs of salvation. Psalm 110:1 makes His supremacy over the angels clea. . .
Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.
Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing on Paul's declaration that he would become all things to all men, suggests that Paul had the capability of seeing the truths of the Bible from several different cultural paradigms, namely an honor-shame continuum and a power-fe. . .
Jesus Christ is the Word, by whom the world was created. He has always interfaced between mankind and the Father, having primacy as our Lord, Master, and Ruler.
John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the "two servants" illustration in Matthew 24, asserts that loyalty and faithfulness are important qualities for Christians to attain. Subjection to God (not always easy) empowers and guarantees ultimate success and. . .
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