Toward Many Gods?

It used to be the case that an Independence Day celebration at the city park, a political rally, the dedication of a public building, or some other civic ceremony in the United States would begin with a prayer offered by a local minister. Organizers then started inviting a cross section of the community’s clergy to take part. The Roman Catholic priest would share the podium with, say, the Baptist minister; then they would invite the Jewish rabbi. Today, depending on the religious makeup of the community, a Muslim imam, a…

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AUTHORITY IN THE MINISTRY.

We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel, and administer in the ordinances thereof. MEN CALLED OF GOD. 1. Scriptural Examples.—It is not less agreeable to the dictates of human reason, than it is conformable to the plan of perfect organization which characterizes the Church of Christ, that all who minister in the ordinances of the Gospel should be called and commissioned for their sacred duties by the authority…

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