Edification is the Object of Ministerial Authority
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2 Corinthians 10:8
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
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2 Corinthians 13:10
Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord has given me to edification, and not to destruction.
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The British Advance, 1801-1856.
... choral, and orchestral, the great object being to ... to the best account for the service
and edification of the ... to progress was the system of ministerial education ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter v the british advance.htm

Differences in Judgment About Water Baptism, no Bar to Communion ...
... no purpose at all. Object. 'Why may you not as well say, that edification
is greater than breaking of bread.'. Ans. So it is, else ...
/.../the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/differences in judgment about water.htm

The Last Interview of Paul with the Elders of Ephesus.
... consists in preaching the gospel for the edification and comfort ... My first object
is to run my race well ... The duties of the ministerial office are so various and ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture xxiv the last interview.htm

Touching the First Subject of all the Forementioned Power of the ...
... Now as concerning the ministerial power, we give these following Propositions ... it,
to the confusion of the offender; and the publike edification of them ... Object. ...
/.../chap vii touching the first.htm

Coornhert and the Collegiants --A Movement for Spiritual Religion ...
... Two hundred were deposed from the ministerial office for ... the public utterance of
messages of edification by those ... make the search for truth the object of his ...
/.../chapter vii coornhert and the.htm

Knox's Book of Common Order.
... should be publicly read for edification, and that ... of Common Order explains that the
object throughout is ... were not duly ordained to the ministerial office, and ...
/.../johnston/presbyterian worship/chapter iii knoxs book of.htm

Paul in Ephesus.
... that Apollos was admitted to the ministerial office, in ... in a more private manner,
the edification of the ... The object of that science of declusion and imposture ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture xxii paul in ephesus.htm

Of the Discipline of the Church, and Its Principal Use in Censures ...
... for his glory and the public edification, and useful ... They object that there ought
to be some ... Levitical priests, as often as their ministerial course returned ...
/.../the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 12 of the discipline.htm

From the Death of Bishop Asbury to the Close of the General ...
... that the address had a political object in view ... they were thereby exempted from paying
ministerial tax for ... number, possessing gifts for the edification of their ...
/.../chapter 3 from the death.htm

The General Conference of 1820
... to continue to afford you all the ministerial aid in ... in the salvation of men and
the edification of believers ... town as a principle that those whose object is to ...
/.../chapter 5 the general conference.htm



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