Biblical Church Government – Part 4

THE EVIDENCE FOR PRE-MOSAIC ELDERSHIP                                                            All three New Testament permanent Special Offices (of Elder and Preacher and Deacon) seem (back via the three Old Testament permanent Special Offices of King and Prophet and Priest) ultimately to root in the 'Presbytery' of the all-male Triune God Himself.3   The Office of kingly Elder seems to root especially4 in God the Father; the Office of prophetic Preacher seems to root especially in God the Son (or the 'Word' of God); and the Office of priestly Deacon seems to root especially in God the Holy Spirit.5