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THE LAWS OF GOD - #5.C
Ecclesiastical Order and Related Scriptures
God has set forth HIS Laws in the Holy Scriptures for ALL Mankind to
know--and obey (Proverbs 14:34 and Isaiah 60:12)!
5. (Obey) HONOR THY (your) FATHER...(AND THY MOTHER)...!
.A ORDAINED FAMILY AUTHORITY--PATRIARCHY:
This issue of the 5th Commandment was covered previously. See at:
B. ORDAINED CONGREGATIONAL (Community) ORDER--PATERNALISM:
This issue of the 5th Commandment was, also, covered previously. See
at: LAW-5.B, above.
.C ORDAINED ECCLESIASTICAL (Denominational) ORDER--SHEPHERDING:
(I Corinthians 12:28)
AND GOD HAS SET (ordained) SOME IN THE CHURCH, FIRST APOSTLES,
SECONDARILY PROPHETS, THIRDLY TEACHERS (professors), AFTER THAT
MIRACLES (wonderworkers), THE GIFTS OF HEALING (healers), HELPS
(relief workers, counselors), GOVERNMENTS (administration), AND
DIVERSITIES OF TONGUES (speakers, interpretors).
- ..1 HIERARCHY:
Our Realm Network or Denominational Structure is designed on a
Scriptural Hierarchy. The Holy Scriptures list a variety of
officials to be found here (Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:28-30;
Ephesians 4:11). Many of these we list below, in ascending order
- ...a MUSICIANS:
troubadors or singers and minstrels or instrumentalists--as
well as dancers and actors. A variety of these are to be
found, whether vocal (I Chronicles 9:33, 15:27, 25:7; II
Chronicles 20:21, 35:15; Ezra 2:65; Nehemiah 12:42; Psalms
81:1, 95:1; Mark 14:26; I Corinthains 14:15; Ephesians
5:19; James 5:13; Revelations 5:9-13), or instrumental
(Genesis 4:21; I Chronicles 15:16, 25:6; II Chronicles
23:13, 34:12; Ezra 3:11; II Kings 3:15; Psalms 68:2, 150:3-6;
Ezekiel 33:32; Ecclesiastes 2:8), or motions (acting--drama)
and dance (Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34, 21:19-23; I Samuel
18:6; Job 21:11; Pslams 30:11, 68:25, 150:4; Jeremiah 31:4;
Matthew 11:17, 14:6; Mark 6:22; Luke 7:32). And, while
such talent may need to develop in the local Congregation, it
becomes the duty of the Realm to help spread that talent
around for everyone's benefit. (See also, Ministry of Culture)
- ...b SPEAKERS:
given as Diversities of Tongues, this would include prophesies
(inspired speaking or utterances--Tongues), preaching or
exhortation, important teachings, and also interpretors or
translators (Romans 12:6, 8; I Corinthians 12:10, 14:1-40;
I Timothy 4:14).
- ...c GOVERNMENTS:
these are Administrators, Bureaucrats, and Bookkeepers--in
connection with the local Archbishop and
Bishops (Romans 12:8; I Corinthians 12:28; I Timothy 4:11,
16, 5:22; Titus 1:5).
- ...d HELPS:
these are Relief Workers (for help in times of disaster),
Counselors, and Mercy Services (Acts 11:28-30; Romans 12:8;
I Corinthians 12:28).
- ...e HEALERS:
these are Medical Personnel, and those given the ability to
bring cures to illnesses, or tend to the sick: Nurses, etc.
(Matthew 10:1; Mark 2:17, 16:17-18; Luke 9:1-2; Acts 3:6-8,
6:8, 8:5-7, 9:33-34; I Corinthians 12:28).
- ...f MIRACLES:
these are those Gifted as Wonderworkers or those who can
operate Charismatic Gifts for Our Members to the Glory of
God's Power, especially those that can deliver confirming
signs of God's Presence (Matthew 10:8; Mark 16:17-20; Acts
19:11-12; I Corinthians 12:28).
- ...g TEACHERS:
these are Professors or College Instructors (Teachers of
Teachers), who insure that our other workers are knowledgeable
and adaquately prepared for their tasks (Romans 12:7;
I Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11; I Timothy 1:3-4;
II Timothy 2:2, 3:14-17, 4:1-4). Also, consider the stern
warnings against False Teachers (Matthew 5:17-19, 15:9; Luke
16:13; Acts 15:1-2; I Timothy 1:6-8, 4:1-3; II Timothy
4:3-4; Titus 1:10-14; II Peter 2:1-3).
- ...h EVANGELISTS--MISSIONARIES:
those given to be the Champions of Regeneration and Winners of
Souls to God's Kingdom, within their own country (Evangelist)
and among their own Peoples--OR to foreign Peoples
(Missionaries) and strange Countries (Mark 1:17; Acts 21:8;
Ephesians 4:11; II Timothy 4:5).
- ...i PROPHETS:
these are individuals chosen by God to be HIS Spokesman, and
to communicate HIS Messages to HIS followers (Numbers 12:6;
II Chronicles 20:20, 36:15-16; Amos 3:7-8; Acts 11:27-28,
- The People are to be admonished to honor and respect
God's Prophets (Psalms 105:15; Matthew 13:57, 23:37).
- Even the Prophetess or Female Prophet is to be honored
(Exodus 15:20; Judges 4:4; II Kings 22:14; Nehmiah 6:14;
Luke 2:36; Acts 21:9).
- Stern warnings to beware of False Prophets (Deuteronomy
13:1-5, 18:15-22; Jeremiahs 5:30-31, 14:13-16, 23:21-40;
Ezekiel 13:1-3; Micah 3:5-11; Matthew 7:15-20; Mark
13:22-23; Revelations 13:11-14).
- REQUIREMENT for all Prophets to FORESAKE their material
goods and possessions upon entering the office (Matthew
19:16-27; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 5:4-11; Acts 2:42-47,
4:32-37)--similiar Apostles, below.
- ...j APOSTLES:
those called to be Founders of Networks of Congregations,
establishing Congregations throughout their area
(jurisdiction): usually to a foreign Peoples or some
strange Country, as the Leaders of Missionaries--OR, perhaps
as Archbishops over the bishops in Our own Realm's Dominion
(Luke 6:13-16; Romans 1:1-5; I Corinthians 4:9-17, 12:28;
Ephesians 2:20-22, 3:3-5, 4:11; Revelations 21;14). Also
REQUIRED to FORSAKE all their material goods and wordly
possessions to enter the office--see under Prophets.
- ..2 QUALIFICATIONS:
As each of these offices is ministering in some way to the Members
of Our Realm, then these officials should at least meet the
requirements for deacons, above (previous study--see at:
LAW-5.B.2.a)--preferably, those of
- ..3 ADDED REQUIREMENTS (Monks, Prophets, Apostles):
The test for an accurate Prophet is given in the Scriptures
(Deuteronomy 13:1-5, 18:20-22; Matthew 7:15-20, 24:23-25; I John
4:1-3). Moreover, (like Monks) Prophets and Apostles are REQUIRED
to FORSAKE their wealth and to give all that they have to God's
Kingdom to enter HIS service (Mark 10:17-22, 28-30; Acts 4:32-37).
- ..4 OFFICE LIMITATIONS (Female):
Female officials are acceptable for such High Offices as Evangelist
(John 4:28-29, 39), Missionary, and Prophetess (Exodus 15:20,
Judges 4:4, II Kings 22:14). Other, lower positions may be
allowed, too--so long as the woman does not end up teaching nor
supervising (adult) men (I Timothy 2:11-4), as per 5.B.3.e, above.
- ..5 APPOINTMENT--REMOVAL:
ALL officials are appointed to their position in the Realm under
the Realm Throne's (Monarch's) power of INVESTITURE (I Samuel
8:11-13), by him (personally) or through his appointed
representative (Archbishop, etc.) (Titus 1:5).
- ...a PERSONAL REMOVAL:
Any and all officials may remove themselves from their office
upon notice to their supervising official. Severance pay may
be granted in respect to how long a notice was given before
termination, depending on the office.
- ...b ADMINISTRATIVE REMOVAL:
As the appointed representative of the Realm's Throne, an
official's supervisor may dismiss him from his position upon
finding probable cause (or justification) that the official
either is not adaquately fulfilling the duties of his office
or that a lapse has occured in his meeting of the office's
requirements--and which the official has been previously
directed to correct. (Such a dismissal may be appealled to
the officer's supervising Council or Board.)
- ...c INFRACTIONAL REMOVAL:
Upon receiving a substantiated complaint that the official has
engaged in unlawful or immoral behavior in the capacity of his
office (such as is worthy of removal), the official's
supervising Council or Board may vote with a majority vote to
terminate his further use of the office (I Timothy 5:19-20).
(Such a termination may be appealled to the Council or Board's
higher, supervising, Ecclesiastical, officer.)
- ...d THRONE REMOVAL:
As ALL officials are considered appointees of the Realm Throne,
the Monarch may remove any and all officials from their
position upon written, personal, executive order. Such an
order is NOT subject to prior notice, nor giving of
justification, nor allowing for appeal--effectively banishment
from office. (I Kings 2:26-27; Ezra 7:26)
- ..6 PREFERENCE:
In selecting candidates for offices, first priority should go to
Monks (those who have forsaken their worldly wealth to be Schollars
of the Holy Scriptures), second to Realm Nobles, and third to the
general membership (then populace or public--for Nation).
- ..7 SEMINARY AND COLLEGE:
Most of these Ecclesiastical Officials are either housed at or near
some Bible School or College of Our Realm, in association with its
ministry works in that location (II Kings 2:5, 15-17, 4:38, 6:1;
II Chronicles 17:9, 34:22; Daniel 1:3-5)--though some may be
attached to local Congregations or missions, for convience in
carrying out their duties.
- ..8 PRESBYTERY or REGIONAL (Bishop's) COUNCIL:
The Elder's Council of the local congregation (or community) is to
select a Representative of their Congregation to attend their
Regional Council, presided over by the local Archbishop (or
Bishop), to act as a check and balance against abuses of
Ecclesiastical Officials--all Ministers and Ecclesiastical
Officials may gather along with them (I Timothy 4:14), to hear
and observe the local business.
- ..9 JURISDICTION--Regional, District, and Area Appointments:
In keeping with the hierarchial strucuture, the local congregations
(shires-towns) are to be grouped into Regions (Counties-cities),
with Regions then grouped into Districts (or States-Metros), with
Districts grouped into Areas (Continents), Continents to Planets,
Planets to Systems, Systems to Clusters, etc. (Nehemiah 9:24-25
and Esther 1:1-3)--for the proper governing and supervising the
.C ORDAINED REALM (National) ORDER--MONARCHY:
(I Peter 2:2-17)
SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO EVERY ORDINANCE OF MAN (Rulers) FOR THE LORD'S
SAKE--WHETHER IT BE TO THE KINGS, AS SUPREME (Sovereign); OR UNTO
GOVERNORS (representatives--agents), SUCH AS THOSE SENT BY HIM FOR THE
PUNISHMENT OF EVILDOERS, AND THE PRAISE OF THEM THAT DO WELL. FOR
SO IS THE WILL OF GOD!!! That you may put to silence the ignorance
of foolish men; As freemen, and (yet) not using your liberty for a
cloak of maliciousness, but as the (true) servants of God! HONOUR
ALL MEN. LOVE GOD. HONOUR THE KING!
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