This web site was established to give people an opportunity to come to a better understanding of the Covenant that the One True God prepared and wants all to enter into with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
This site is not affiliated with any other religious organisation, institutions/association or group. Each of us should come to the realisation that the body of Christ is made up of individuals, and not members of a specific religious organisation (Isa. 55:3; Mat. 11:28; Lk. 6:47-48; Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3).
No one is to place him or herself between the brethren in regards to their relationship with God the Father and His anointed Messiah, Jesus the Christ. Christ commands us not to be like the gentiles (unconverted), who exercise lordship (control) over people, exercising authority.
God placed Jesus Christ as the head of the church and we are to listen and follow him (1Cor. 11:3; Jn. 18:37; Mt. 17:5; 28:18; Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 1:18).
The desire to rule over others only serves to gratify the flesh and the pride of man (Mk. 10:42-45; Rom. 13:14; Gal. 5:16-17; 24). In short, no man is to be elevated to position of leader of a church, and given an elevated title that he alone holds. That is not biblical but rather the spirit of anti-Christ.
Those who make up the body of Christ have been given a variety of talents for the edifying of the body, not the controlling of it. The elect of God are thus to be clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Col. 3:12).
We've been called out of this world and not be part of it, just as Christ is not of this world (Jn. 17:14, 16). We are to be helpers in the joy we have been blessed with.
2Cor 1:24 (BBE) Not that we have authority over your faith, but we are helpers of your joy: for it is faith which is your support.
Roles such as elders are only there to assist the brethren. They assist in keeping the peace (Acts 15:1-2), praying for others (James 5:14), teaching others (1Pet. 5:1-4) and leading by example. They should be able to feed the flock of God with a ready mind, and not for power, authority, control or monetary gain (1Pet. 5:3). It is not to be viewed as a glorified position, but a serious undertaken before the Lord.
Rather than seeking to be clothed in vanity, pride and the authority to exercise lordship over others, we should instead, clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 13:14). We are not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
Rom. 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.