in the sovereignty
of God, the authority of the scriptures, justification by grace through
faith and the priesthood of all believers.
they mean is that God
is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God
and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what
is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our
salvation (justification) through Jesus is God's generous gift to us
not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone's job,
and lay people alike, to share this Good News with the whole world.
is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a
of clergy and laity, men and women alike.
About the priesthood of all
came as a servant,
not as a priest, nor as an authority above his
priesthood is dead and he terminated it with his coming, he is the end
of the priesthood and the end of the prophets: after him there is none.
Note that if one is prophesying it does not make that one a 'prophet'
the very sense of the word. Doing some painting about the house does
make you a painter.
if all Christians are
equal, as Jesus taught us, not placing one above the other, then, if
are Christians claiming to be 'priest' in de context of the
then all Christians are priest.
If the man-made priest would
not claim special powers above Christians, like the power to mediate
people with God, while God tells us to pray to him alone, then there
not be a problem: 'Priest' would be just a name that distinguished a
- but now that is not so: it is a farce.
seems sound practice and from Christ, but I am not a Presbyterian
so I don't know their church, and I would not use the word 'Believer'
'Christian' as a mere believer can't be a member of the Holy Christian
Church mentioned in the bible, but only a devout, sound, real follower
of the commandments - a baptized person, a 'Christian'.
believer beliefs but does not necessarily follows Christ, so we must
does not denote 'Follower'
which is the definition of 'Christian'.
They are an Evangelical Church;
doctrine mainly Calvinism (from John Calvin) ; their churches are
by elders and they include: - Church of Scotland,
Free Presbyterian Church and other churches scattered over the earth.
And like all the others,
this church will only baptize people into their church! And
God does not like this one bit! A true Christian will baptize
into the Church of Christ and let them go their way.
Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
the ages Catholics
and other Nicolaitans tried to defy the above quotation by Jesus,
and murdering many,
deceiving and misleading many more, but they have
and shall not prevail against 'His Church'.