Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Word about Bishops



As everyone who has ever looked at this blog can figure out, I'm an Anglican. One of the things that Anglicans have that a lot of other churches don't have are bishops. Why is this


Well, most people argue for bishops simply from history because they say that bishops don't really have scriptural support or that the bishopric was not very developed in the New Testament, so we have to look at history to discover that bishops are an acceptable form of church government. This is a little annoying because many want to understand why we have bishops from the Bible! In the next few posts, I am going to talk about a scriptural basis for having a church led by bishops. I'm doing this because it is important for those who aren't Anglican to know why we do what we do. But it is also important for those of us that are Anglicans to know why we do what we do also!


So, I am going to be doing a few blog posts about this and maybe you'll agree…maybe you won't, but at least see that we Anglicans do have a truly biblical argument for out use of bishops as opposed to some other form of church government.


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