Once again, I’m going to base a post on a comment by Jeff. (No, Jeff, you do not get royalties.) As far as I’m concerned, this comment that Jeff left on my post called “Obey and Submit? (Hebrews 13:17)” was too good to leave in the comments:
I absolutely think that every denomination, church function, potluck or whatever organized by us needs to have someone in a position of authority controlling it or it will not function properly. It would be chaotic.
Every ship needs a captain to steer it. Every plane needs a pilot to fly it. Every machine needs someone to run, service, and maintain it. Every play needs a writer and director to produce it. Etc., Etc., Etc..
Everything we’ve created with our awesome abilities needs us, to a certain extent, to manipulate it or it wont function as it was supposed to. Everything we’ve made needs our direction to organize, control, direct and/or guide it or it wont work. Again, it would be utter chaos.
In the same vein, everything not man-made could function just fine without our exercising authority and control over it.
So…what does this say about OUR churches?
Jeff, I appreciate this comment, and I hope you will consider starting your own blog.