I usually do not engage in quoting scriptures. Nevertheless explain it to me. Is the Bible fact or fiction? Do you live according to the word and believe it with all your heart and soul?<quoted text>
Yes, I too, am a servant of God through the Grace which is Jesus Christ. That grace, found me, through the UHOP.
The Bishops of the UHOP are also, servants of God through the Grace which is Jesus Christ. Yet, they (the Bishops) are servants of God who's earthly authority is over me:
-Hebrews (KJV) 13:17: Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
-1 Peter 5:5 (ESV): Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
If so, why then do you not obey Matthew 23:9?
And for the record brother paul was speaking of any person who has rule over you. He was s most certainly Not talking about preachers. As he was the only one in the land...Christ message was of the minority thought....The popular religion of that day was the osirian religion and therefore if he was talking about preachers those would have been the ones he was speaking of.
He didn't want to see his followers be slaughtered as this was around the death of Peter and he did not want them to start to take action for what was happening to those who believed in HIS words.
And Peter was not talking about a bishop and his following he was talking about respect the young must have for the old. Peter was letting the people know quote like today that you have to honor and obey and pay homage to those who have come before you.
He was not talking about obeying him. Neither was paul saying one him in his writing. If you are going to justify Clarence and try to equalize him ti Peter and paul, be sure to correlate that they were talking about themselves as the Bishops of the hop does....