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    Monday
    Nov052012

    1 Corinthians 27-28: A Thought

    Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:27-28)

     

    I have heard this verse used to identitfy authority status within the church (especially charismatic churches). But now I am wondering if instead of authority (which wouldn't make much sense in light of all the verses detailng roles of deacons and elders), this verse is referring to quantity or frequency. 

     

    My hypothesis might reword it to say, "in the church God has appointed mostly apostles, etc." Maybe not. Just a thought. 

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