Some thoughts on what I see in buildings across the United States while searching for the bride of Christ. There is more but I would have to reprint a good deal of the New Testament to repeat it.
|some organizations that call themselves church||Christ’s bride||Bible verse||Scripture ref|
|Something said about the church doing what they wanted because they were free & if God didn’t like it He would change it||Do not use your freedom as an excuse for sin||Gal 5:13; 1 Pet 2:16|
|Pastor||Do not let anyone call you rabbi/teacher/father
there is only one shepherd
|Minister||If you point these things out to the brothers you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus||1 Tim 4:6|
|none or not aligned with scripture, ie. married twice, gossiping wives, intemperate, not in control of their households||Overseers/Elders||…choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom
The elders who direct the affairs of the church
Is anyone among you sick? He should him call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord
1 Tim 5:17
|Elders and deacons are to be the husband of but one wife, 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Tim 3:12|
|Deacons in place of elders||Deacons||He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil
Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands.
|1 Timothy 3:5-6
1 Timothy 5:22