Biblical Church Government – Part 2

Such expository Preachers of the Scriptures were called "Scribes" or "Rabbis" or "Lawyers."9 Good examples of them, are Ezra and John.   For Ezra the Scribe first re-copied and then recited and expounded the prophetic writings of the Mosaic Law to God's people.10   And John the Baptizer prophetically proclaimed the previous writings of Isaiah to John's own generation.11 

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Since the close of the canon of the Bible (with the inscripturation of the Book of Revelation as its terminal writing), however, such Ministers of the Word have all been non-revelatory.   The sermons of all post-apostolic Ministers of the Word (or Preacher-Teachers), are therefore not infallible.   Hopefully, however, they are nonetheless Spirit-filled expository Preachings12 and official Teachings13 of the inerrant and infallible Word of God in the Holy Scriptures.14