godly edifying or oiko nomian οικονομιανG3622 /a godly household law: The Goal then of what is to be taught to the church, that is those who are already convinced of Faith- that is Faith the substance of hope in the Gospel is a proper use of the Law in faith, especially an economy of the Law, a use of the Law lawfully especial in the building up of the house hold or family, which is among one of the most fundamental parts of the Law of God, reaching as far back as the creation of Male and Female covenanted in a marriage by terms of the dominion mandate to be fruitful and to multiply and to subdue the earth. Continue reading →
Finishing up Chapter 3 of 1st Timothy, with a final look at the person of a Deacon and an Overseer, and then a recap on the summary of the behaviors of the house hold of God, the Called-Out (Church) as a whole, as a household with a house hold law, as Stewards in the of God’s economy in faith.
The Christian is a witness of “Faith and verity” and it’s representation in the communities they live among as the people of God having the high calling as ” the pillar and ground of the truth”!
Christian do not the support of the Gospel alone, but in fact, they support the whole concept of truth as it rests upon the household of God. Continue reading →
1Timothy 3:6-7 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Continue reading →
This is the final message on the subject of Church Government as it is a sub-series of “A Lawful Community of Election and Order”.
In this Study the application of many of the doctrinal points are reasserted at the forefront of our consideration while the application of the whole study is addressed with the Churches aim and goal in temporary or emergency measures as well as what the normative Presbyterian Episcopate is to look like in starting with a unit of 10 either Covenanted as kindred under a Patriarchal head or as non-relatives being aided by Pastoral means as the situation requires via scriptural support. Continue reading →