Biblical Church Government – Part 3

In 1645, the Westminster Assembly and also the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland adopted in its Form of Presbyterial Church-Government:1 "The Officers which Christ hath appointed for the edification of His Church…are…Teachers and other Church-Governors and Deacons…   The Scripture doth hold out Deacons as distinct Officers in the Church, whose Office is perpetual.   To whose Office it belongs not to preach the Word or administer the Sacraments, but to take special care in distributing to the necessities of the poor (Philippians 1:1 and First Timothy 3:8-15 and Acts 6:1f)."