This doctrine of establishing the church in the condescending grace of Christ will be opposed by the same men who oppose the Law of God as the oiko-nomian, and those counter wise teachers need opposed by strong Christian leadership, armed with knowledge to defend the hold of eternal life upon which the true church stands.
Leadership comprised of honorable men, who are proven as husbands and fathers who rule well the house-hold God hath given them, these men together form the collective body of the church which we call a Presbytery, Elder men who are family men, proven to be able to Oversee and Serve the church as the greater body of the family:
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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 →
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 →
Many have made different understanding of these statements important over the years by deviating from the immediate context and the tense of the language being used as present and possessive, and the application of what we will find in
1Ti_3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1Ti 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
1Ti 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
and in 1Ti 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Continue reading →