Biblical Church Government – Part 2

This is then seen in the work of Preachers.   Paul declares: "The Word is near you….   But how shall they believe in Him, of Whom they have not heard?   And how shall they hear, without a Preacher?…   How beautiful are…they that preach!"   Romans 10:8-15.

Matthew Henry here states: "They cannot believe in Him, of Whom they have not heard. Some way or other the divine revelation must be made known to us, before we can receive it and assent to it….   They cannot hear, without a Preacher….   Somebody must tell them what they are to believe….   They cannot preach, except they be sent — except they be both commissioned and in some measure qualified for their preaching work….   To the regularly ministry, there must be a regular mission and ordination….