Biblical Church Government – Part 2

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In Abraham (to whom God Himself preached the Gospel even through the Prophet Melchizedek),26 the Ministry of preaching reached a new height.   For the Prophet Abraham not only communicated the Word of the Lord to unbelievers outside the covenant.27   But he also preached God's Word to his own entire household inside the covenant, too.28   That household was a Congregation of perhaps at least a thousand souls,29 and Abraham administered to them the "visible Word" of the Sacrament30 as well as the "audible Word" of the Divine Teachings.31