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Old 09-09-2019, 02:45 PM
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voting for pastors

Is it biblical to vote for leaders?
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:25 PM
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Re: voting for pastors

This topic is much deeper than it would appear on the surface.
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The NT does not say much about pastors and nothing about how to choose them or how long they should be the pastor.

Voting/elections are a reflection of influence on our faith by our culture.
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The NT does not say much about pastors and nothing about how to choose them or how long they should be the pastor.

Voting/elections are a reflection of influence on our faith by our culture.
Agree, sort of.

An Biblical example that I can think of would be the casting of lots to take the place of Judas.
And the appointing of those to "wait tables" or minister to the widows.
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Agree, sort of.

An Biblical example that I can think of would be the casting of lots to take the place of Judas.
And the appointing of those to "wait tables" or minister to the widows.
Exactly, they had a system in place to allow the Holy Ghost to choose.
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Exactly, they had a system in place to allow the Holy Ghost to choose.
Where?
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Exactly, they had a system in place to allow the Holy Ghost to choose.
Looks to me like there were several dynamics involved: prayer, the speaking of the Holy Ghost, and God ordained in-place leadership giving guidance, wisdom, etc. A good example of this in action is found by observing how Paul went from Saul the persecutor to an apostle. He was called by God directly, but was confirmed by elders during a red-hot Holy Ghost prayer meeting, and then recognised by the eldership of the wider Christian community.
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Replacing an apostle was done via drawing lots. Whatever that was.

The table waiters were selected by the believers and were approved by the apostles.

The council of Jerusalem was led by the apostles.

Looks like apostles made the decisions in Acts.

Which leaves us in a pickle. I have never met one. Anywhere.

Now what do we do ?
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