Roman Catholic Authority

(1) Rome centers authority; at first in Councils, then in the Pope.

  They made him infallible.

  "The Voice of God"

 

(2) Denominations center authority in their conferences, conventions and councils.

In their theologians, scholars, clergy

Make such "The Voice of God"

 

(3) Now our brethren center authority in The Eldership.

Give them "divine authority"

Divine "right" to "make all final decisions"

Declare the voice (decision or decree) of The Eldership is the voice of God!

They exercise "the authority of Christ"

To rebel against The Eldership is to rebel against God

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

-- CAH