Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Division of Labor in the Church

"The organization of the church at Jerusalem was to serve as a model for the organization of churches in every other place where messengers of truth should win converts to the gospel." Acts of the Apostles, p. 91

"The divine order of the New Testament is sufficient to organize the church of Christ. If more were needed, it would have been given by inspiration." –James White, "Gospel Order," The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, December 6, 1853

Below are a couple of charts comparing the categories of workers in the New Testament with those in the early Seventh-day Adventist Church. Other than the terminology, they are the same. Here is the New Testament plan:

And here is the early Adventist plan:

For more details, see my August 30, 2012 post.

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