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Ideal Church of God:- Have resident moral teachers and allow Apostles to visit them - 4. Thus, the Labourers of Jesus who first founded the Church of God headed by Jesus sold all their belongings to share a perfect communal life but the limitations of human "flesh" led them to some grumbling over such matters as to the distribution of food. This problem was resolved by the Apostles in Acts 6.1-4:".....Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men (and not a single "woman" because these seven were in the name of John, the Baptist) of honest report, full of the Holy ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word". So, among themselves the seven deacons elected a Bishop or a supervisor and the deacons were encouraged to teach the moral laws of Moses to people but they were not permitted to preach 'His Word' as the Preachers could not be the resident members of the congregation but the roving Saints who went from Church to Church ironing out the spiritual problems of the congregations and Their praises rested not with people but with God Who Ordained Them into His Service. The Preacher possessed the â€œDouble-edgedâ€ Sword of â€œHis Wordâ€; one edge clearing their own misconceptions and the other edge clearing those of the Congregations.
The other reason, that is based upon the general principle; what applies to "flesh", the opposite applies to "spirit", is that the moral teachers (Matt.13.52) are hereditary and resident of male sex only, the Preachers of Gospel are to be non-hereditary and non-resident persons of either sex i.e. a woman cannot teach the moral laws but she can Preach 'His Word', the Gospel. Further, the teachers of moral laws have to be authoritarian in the manner of John, the Baptist, who publicly denounced the marriage of Philip's wife with Herod - Matt.14.3; whereas the Preachers of Jesus or the Saints of God have to be humble and loving servants - the two qualities are not easy to mix and the exception was Peter, who possessed the Keys to the kingdom of heaven as well.
Above all, if a preacher of Gospel becomes a resident member of the congregation, he may seek the praises of people rather than those of God as it is prevalent to-day in the churches, where the hired dog-collared clerics of Mammon happily bless the soldiers of Mammon who died fighting for their kings and countries and further pronounced as to have glorified God, our merciful and loving Father. Thus, what will Jesus think of St.Paul's cathedral in London that is full of the heroes of Mammon? - Matt.7.21.