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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

30- The Apostles Were Singled Out For Rulers and Guidance

 

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[25] The Apostles Were Singled Out For Rulers and Guidance

Saint Paul reminds us in the epistle to the Hebrews saying:

(Heb 13:7) Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.

Here he is singling out the “rulers” as a special group of people, who would give an account to God about the outcome of their conduct, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. It is obvious these words were not to mean that all the congregations were rulers, but only a few.

[26] Saint Paul asked the congregation that they Admonish and Esteem those who have laboured for them.

(1 Th 5:12-13) And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, {13} and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.


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