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There were basically two structural changes in the body of Christ from Christ's ascension to Nicea. They were similar in the sense of who asking who is in charge, but specifically, from how the church was at first organized locally after the Acts example of elders and deacons, yet while the church universal itself was organized as one faith, one baptism ...


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Introduction The early church had a church polity that had evolved through several centuries from being apostolic to presbytery culminating to predominantly being mono-episcopate. FIRST CENTURY (1 to 100 A.D.) Apostolic The most ancient church leaders were the apostles. The preeminent of these was Peter, having been the first one to confess the true ...


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