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According to an article on one of the ABC-USA's regional websites, "ordination is the process that a church enters to affirm the calling, giftedness, and service of the candidate, ordination cannot be detached from a place of service," and it is "a public affirmation of what God has already done." The article, as well as the SBC FAQ, says that ordination is ...


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It's pretty clear from reading the Gospels that Jesus did not have a 'fixed abode' during his ministry. He moved around from place to place. He certainly stayed on some occasions with supporters. On other occasions it is probable he slept outside. There are a number of occasions where Jesus is recorded as staying at the Mount of Olives, notably during ...


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One of the key distinctives of Baptist churches is that they are congregationally governed and generally non-creedal. That means there's no overriding "Baptist" policy on who can and cannot teach in the church. You can be fairly certain that most Baptist churches will require a person to have been baptized as an adult in order to teach, but there are ...


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You seem to be laboring under some misconceptions about the Baptist church. We Baptist do not believe that ours is the only faith which will wind up in heaven, nor do we believe that we are the only ones which worship the true God. Not just anyone can teach, nor can just anyone preach in a Baptist Church, even though we do occasionally invite some Christian ...


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I have sat on an ordination counsel (as a layman) for an American Baptist Church. While other things that have been said are true, there is realistically a few more things, at least for that region at that time. Education. At least a Masters of Divinity at a recognized seminary. A character check based on people who know the candidate. A written ...


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One scripture used to support this view is 1 Timothy 5:17-18 which states Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching. For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and, “The worker deserves his ...


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Moses recorded that the priests and levites were to receive the offerings given to the Lord (Numbers 18:8ff). This can be seen as establishing this practice -- to have those who do the work of God benefit from the offerings given to God's people.



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