Why do today's Christians blv "ordination" means to meet men's expectations for ministry when Jesus means HS baptism (Acts 1:5;8;22)?
Jesus said in John 2:19 "Destroy this Temple and I will raise it up in 3 days" an He was "...raised up by the glory of the Father" (Rm 6:4) Who is the Holy Ghost.
In Acts 1:5 Jesus promised "...but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost" and afterwards "receive POWER to be a WITNESSS unto Me" (Acts 1:8) of My POWER.
Acts 1:22 says "one MUST be ORDAINED to be a WITNESS" of His POWER that comes upon us after Holy Spirit baptism promised in Acts 1:5;8
So we can "WITNESS the POWER of His resurrection" in order to become a Christian or a "member of the body of Christ" (I Corinthians 12:11-12).
Why do today's Christians follow the definition of "the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9) for "ORDINATION" rather than what Jesus said?
- PubliusLv 74 weeks ago
No, he doesn't. He means laying hands on the head of somebody to give him authority, like when the apostles made several men elders.
- Dave DLv 74 weeks ago
Sorry, but that is not what is meant by "ordination". It has nothing to do with meeting the expectations of man, but rather a full commitment to living and teaching the teachings of Christ. Baptism certainly does the same thing, but ordination is a deeper commitment.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
I hate to tell you this, Norine, but the horse is dead. Feel free to stop beating it.