Pastor explains the primary forms of church government

Jul 31, 2010 Full story: progress-index.com 9

Question: Why do some churches have elders and bishops while other churches have pastors and deacons? ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jul 31, 2010
from progress-index.com :

"Answer: Throughout church history 3 primary forms of church government have developed with various combinations. The Episcopalian form of church supervision is suggested by Titus 1:5 and 7 which mentions bishops and elders over churches. Traditionally, this has been the set-up of Episcopalian, Catholic, Methodist, and those who have a hierarchy with 1 person at the top. That person may be called a pope, bishop, elder ..."
T McCabe

Fayetteville, TN

#3 Jul 31, 2010
TEC is governed exclusively by the its' own General Convention.

The Gereral Convention has two houses: The House of Bishops and The House of Deputies. All church business related to faith, practice and operations must be approved by both houses of the General Convention to be binding on the entire church.

Neither the Presiding Bishop nor the House of Bishops has the authority to force their will on the church. The House of Deputies (clergy and lay persons) must agree to all resolutions. Only when a resolution passes both houses is it binding on the entire church.

The article states:

"Traditionally, this has been the set-up of Episcopalian, Catholic, Methodist, and those who have a hierarchy with 1 person at the top. That person may be called a pope, bishop, elder ..."

this is a false statement regarding TEC.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Jul 31, 2010
T McCabe wrote:
... "Traditionally, this has been the set-up of Episcopalian, Catholic, Methodist, and those who have a hierarchy with 1 person at the top. That person may be called a pope, bishop, elder ..."
this is a false statement regarding TEC.
Question: How many Presiding Bishops does TEC have at the same time?
Answer: One.
Think Again

Fremont, NC

#5 Aug 3, 2010
T McCabe wrote:
TEC is governed exclusively by the its' own General Convention.
Not so fast sock puppet. The executive counsel of TEC voted unilaterally to join the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC).

There was no vote at GC yet TEC is still a member. This is where a portion of your tithes and offerings go to support the murder of babies.

http://www.forwardinchrist.org/...

RCRC is an interfaith organization that counts over 40 different religious organizations as members. While five of the seven mainline denominations have church agencies that affiliate with RCRC, the Episcopal Church holds a unique place: it is the only Christian church in which the entire denomination is an affiliate of RCRC. The Episcopal Church joined RCRC through an action of its Executive Council, rather than through General Convention.

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Since: Feb 10

Marriage = Man + Woman 4 Life

#6 Aug 3, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Question: How many Presiding Bishops does TEC have at the same time?
Answer: One.
Question: How many Presiding Bishops does TEC need to change a light bulb?

A: Too much light is dangerous; just cover it up!

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Aug 3, 2010
WotMeWorry wrote:
<quoted text>
Question: How many Presiding Bishops does TEC need to change a light bulb?
A: Too much light is dangerous; just cover it up!
Then all they need is one Presiding Bishop: Kate Schori.
T McCabe

Fayetteville, TN

#8 Aug 3, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Question: How many Presiding Bishops does TEC have at the same time?
Answer: One.
How many bishops of Rome are there. At one point in history, three men claimed the honor.

At times joe, you are both a very silly man and very entertaining.

What is wrong about having one Presiding Bishop, one Bishop of Rome, one Supreme Head of the Church of England, one President of the United States?

Do you also have a problem with the idea of one god?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#9 Aug 3, 2010
T McCabe wrote:
At times joe, you are both a very silly man and very entertaining.
What is wrong about having one Presiding Bishop, one Bishop of Rome, one Supreme Head of the Church of England, one President of the United States?...
I'm not the one having a problem w/it.
T McCabe wrote:
... The article states:
"Traditionally, this has been the set-up of Episcopalian, Catholic, Methodist, and those who have a hierarchy with 1 person at the top. That person may be called a pope, bishop, elder ..."
this is a false statement regarding TEC.
Talk abt being silly and entertaining at the same time.
Think Again

Fremont, NC

#10 Aug 3, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not the one having a problem w/it.
<quoted text>
Talk abt being silly and entertaining at the same time.
Sock puppet hasn't been told what to think by Rev. Ken yet. He will cruise by shortly and put the words in her mouth.

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