Questions tagged [church-offices]
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According to Arminian Protestants, who can forgive sin or withhold forgiveness?
"If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld." (John 20:23) The Power of the Keys is a Catholic (and, IIUC, Lutheran) ...
What is the biblical basis for distinguishing between spiritual gifts and church offices?
I've heard Christians claim that someone may have the "gift of apostleship", even though they may lack the "church office" of apostle itself. Same for prophet, evangelist, teacher, ...
Are the ordination-statuses in this list exclusive and comprehensive?
I'm constructing a survey of Anglican worshippers in England. One of the questions asks about ordination-status, with the following options: I am ordained I am a curate I am a licensed lay-person I ...
Do conservative Presbyterians accept 4-point Calvinists?
I realize that many conservative Presbyterian churches (PCA, OPC, etc.) have fairly basic standards for membership, not requiring much more than baptism and a basic affirmation of faith, although ...
What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?
Some churches who appoint elders do so for a term (3 years is typical from what I have seen). Other churches ordain elders for life. Is there a Biblical basis for ordaining elders for life? This is a ...
What is the Biblical basis for 'term eldership'?
Some churches who appoint elders do so for a term (3 years is typical from what I have seen). Other churches ordain elders for life. Is there a Biblical basis for ordaining elders for a term?