Who are you replying to????The only difficulty is if the assumption (that the elders and those ordained ministers are hearing from God) turns out to be wrong.
That is when it is dangerous and when false teachers are seducers in the church are given the boot. Jesus would not tolerate Jezebels in one of the seven churches of revelation, and anti-christs. Warning is also given in NT letters, of those whom God is their belly, or those who love money, or those whom have godliness without any power.
I wouldnt say give your elders 'benefit of the doubt' but rather simply trust, have faith that God has chosen them. This is in an ideal world where people follow God, almost by default but, the thing is these days, with such a rebellious and wicked generation in charge you will often find that its our generation that has lost because all our elders have gone astray! Did this not happen in Samuels time too? The sons of priests were the ones defiling the temple, so when they tookover the priesthood, they introduced idolatry into the nation.
Moses had a lot of dissension when he was placed in charge of the Israelites, but its said Moses was the meekest man ever. Moses spoke with God face to face, God didnt merely appear in a dream or vision and someone else had to interpret what He said. When Moses had the staff, it budded and showed he was the one given authority. It was a sign to show everyone God was with him.
Likewise, when Jesus was baptised, God actually spoke 'this is my beloved son, hear ye him' and everyone heard it. Jesus didnt do anything in secret. He was in the open, he was talking with his Father all the time, giving Him glory.
Lots of people in israel at the time could claim to be messiah. How did everyone know that Jesus was the one to listen to and not say, any if the Pharisees? JEsus was at the temple teaching, Pharisees were also teaching at the temple.
Shall we pay attention to the signs that God has anointed someone, how do you know in these days...because lots of people go to bible college/seminary these days you can even buy yourself a theology degree. You could say look at my CV I've pastored x amount of churches with x amount of people. With so many different churches these days, how do you know of any give one, which one is for you, and which eldership to submit to?
In terms of authority How do you know for example, if the President of the United states is telling the truth or not. Or should you obey and submit him simply because hes the president? And assume that whatever he does is right simply because hes president?
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