Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Consecration

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. - 1 Tim 4:14

I actually think the Methodists have pwned the Anglicans with this verse. If St. Timothy was Bishop of Ephesus, why were the hands of the presbytery laid upon him in consecration? This would go with St. Jerome's / the Presbyterians' argument that there are only two levels of church gov't.

Interdasting...

3 comments:

  1. The concepts of presbyter, elder, etc. were still settling out in the first century or two.

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