Evidently, a lot of Christians were upset by the performance of Beyonce at halftime of the Super Bowl. I have noted that they seem to have watched it all the way to the end…for holy research purposes I assume.
I missed most of it…I was busy playing the board game “Sorry” with Trey. That’s the game where you feign regret when you knock your opponent off the board. Good training for the church…
The key to understanding eschatology isn’t Israel…it’s recognizing a “beast” when you see one….
Beating my current favorite hobby horse again, the fact that Paul’s epistles were addressed to entire churches instead of pastors or boards tells me that Paul expected there to be open channels of communication and information flowing to the whole Body. Not only were people expected to know what was going on, they were to be responsible for what was going on in the local Body.
I see nothing in the New Testament that justifies secret, back room, board room deals dealing with finances or any other topic.
It appears to me that rather than God speaking to a “Moses” it was assumed that He was speaking to the entire congregation.
I don’t deny that there were offices and leadership in the early church…I simply affirm that it was wide open, transparent leadership and that’s the model we need to develop again.
I’m late for work, gotta run…