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Old 08-29-2008, 07:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ohio View Post

The matter of deputy authority, really only defines the one at the top, who in turn "deputizes" others. This is not some teaching in a book, but how it works in practice. Those who "voice concerns" then are "de-deputized" and have their "badges revoked" as was the case of JI and TC.
Ohio, thanks for your input. Based on what you're saying, being a deputy authority is not a constant based on Christ. Rather being a deputy authority is a variable and subject to change at any given moment.
My understanding of the teaching was based on a brother's capacity and not on which ministry he's plugged into.
Since last weekend I had been considering the teaching of deputy & spirtual authority.
As I see the Old Testament type of a deputy authority as Kings while the Old Testament type of spiritual authority are prophets.
The New Testament reality is accomplished through Christ. If that is so, wouldn't all brothers and sisters be deputy authorities?

In 2 Corinthians 10:8 and 13:10 are references of authority being for building up and not for overthrowing. Nor do these verses reference who the authority is except the word our in 2 Corinthians 10:8.

Perhaps someone can speak a word to provide more light on the subject of authority?

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