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  • Taking Control of the Elders
    • David Rhoades (Login Ken.Sublett)
      Posted Jun 11, 2017 6:53 PM

      If you read some of the stuff coming out of university professors who train MINISTERS there is an effort "to use professors as CHANNELERS to go out and control the CHANGE. They invented the change or Apostasy and then convince elders that they need a PHD.

      Definition of channeler: a person who conveys thoughts or energy from a source believed to be outside the person's body or conscious mind; specifically : one who speaks for nonphysical beings or spirits

      Lynn Anderson as one of the early Navigators of the Winds of Change uses terms and methods right out of commercial change agents which is identical to WICCA. The women had a huge input in hearing a spirit and reinterpreting dogma straight out of Baptist Theology.

      One of my "investment's" preacher was close to the International Churches of Christ and he made everying sick talking about "my SHEPHERDS." Rubel Shelly promotedd the idea that elders were "leaders" but ministers were best equipt to lead by lead by their "Charisma and Training."

      David Rhoades: PART 2

      A takeover of the Eldership of the church is an important step in changing the church. This is generally accomplished by the "Community Church Movement" in one of two ways.

      Many churches, and especially Churches of Christ, don't have Elder affirmation or elections. The traditional method at some churches is for the Elders to put names under consideration to be Elders, before the congregation. If any of the members have a problem with any of the nominees, then this gives that member or members a chance to confront the individual nominee directly and privately about their concerns. If the problem is not resolved between the two of them, then it would typically be expected that the nominee would withdraw his name from consideration or the problem would be taken up with the eldership. This has traditionally been close to the way Elders have been chosen.

      The first things you will notice when infiltrated by "Change Agents" is that they have no scruples about not honoring God's doctrine, which is a scriptural process. (Acts 1,12:26) They are here to "change", and change is what you are going to get.

      They will typically ignore any concerns about elder nominees brought up by concerned members; or they will change the process to one where the nominees are presented as already chosen new elders. At that point, they will say ?if any one has a problem with any of these let us know.? Well, it?s now a little too late. The process of removing a chosen Elder is nasty, compared with not choosing one to begin with. Now what they have done is locked the membership out of any decision process in choosing new Elders, which is unscriptural.

      Acts 1:26 (KJV)
      And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias;
      and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

      Some churches use an election or affirmation process, which is then reaffirmed ever so often. The "Change Agents" don't like this democratic and "unholy" process at all and will work to change it.

      A quote from an email received at ConcernedMembers:

      "I must admit that I have had a change of heart about the election of officers here. From his arrival, our former minister assailed this "democratic" method of selecting elders as unscriptural. For a while, he had me convinced. I, now, believe that there must be some kind of accountability on the part of our church leaders. Also, election is not unscriptural, as it was the method used to choose the replacement for Judas Iscariot in Acts chapter 1."

      The "Change Agent" will try to get any affirmation process changed to a process where only the Elders appoint new Elders.

      Neither of the above processes are fast enough for the typical "Change Agent." So, what they will try to do is increase the number of Elders by as much as 1/3. Let's say the church has 10 Elders. It's not unusual for the "Change Agent" to want to raise the number of Elders to 15.

      The "Change Agent" will provide all the justification as to the necessity of this action. They will say, "The more Elders we have, the better we will be able to serve our members". "If we are to bring on new members, then we must have an adequate number of Elders".

      To the average humble and Godly Shepherd, there seems to be no harm...


      Scripture speaks of elders in the same sense as the Synagogue. The elders were APT because they were Bible Scholar having grown up in a ONCE-PIECE-PATTERN commanded in the wilderness: To let people REST, Read and Rehearse the Word.

      Jesus said that doctors take away the key to knowledge. There is no DNA connection between an institution where elders are the BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the president and the School of the Word where the only "ruling" of elders as the only Pastor-Teachers (Eph 4) was to teach THE WORD. Preachers now speak of "the leadership" with the authority to spend ill-gotten gains on everything but the poor and widows.

      In the Scripture and amplified by Lenski, Titus was to POINT OUT and command "men who were already laboring to the point of exhausting in preaching and teaching." He is made an elder by HIS spirit which is holy.

      A tiny few will follow the Tithing thread and conclude that neither the Synagogue of the faithful or the Church of Christ has ANY source of revenue as a LAW.

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