16025Re: Greg Price...
- Aug 12, 2007
> Chris TYlor said, "and I believe they should be censured,censure
> deposed from their positions, rejected and avoided because of their
> scandalous and disorderly rule".
> This is the problem with these independents; there are no courts of the
> church higher than their own teleconferences. If they were Presbyterian,
> there would be a sense of checks and balances. There is no one to
> Independents though.model is for
> The only way to get tyrants out of office in their Independents
> the people to vote them out- of course if any of the people had even onethemselves out
> question, they would have them sign 'the oath'; thus voting
> of the visible church.was like
> Remember when people questioned Jesus about what the kingdom of God
> and he charged them with conspiracy and damned them to hell on thespot...
> oh wait.... yeah.... he answered there questions.... bad example.Unfortunately Nathan, you're right, due to their mixed up,
> Nathan Eshelmn
Prelatic/Presbyterian/Brownist system which escapes any checks and
balances and always gets them off the hook in the event of offense
because they are judge, jury and executioner. The Independents had the
defense of putting excommunication in the power of the church and not
in the elders and not making secondaries terms of communion, but in
the RPNA it is the worst of all possible situations--no appeal,
excommunication by the elders for any disagreement on secondary
matters, a rapidly growing list of court rulings and decisions in
secondary matters by the elders, and ordination and deposition is
imagined by the elders and members to be in the power of the three
elders alone, so that they themselves are their only effective checks.
That they SHOULD be deposed I am sure of. That they CAN be by any
method internal to their 'system' that the members themselves would
accept is a different topic altogether--unfortunately.
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