Biblical Church Government – Part 5

But, dear brother — very respectfully — it seems to us you are not correct in your other claims: (i) that only Preachers are Elders or Pastors; (ii), that only Preachers should have the leadership in the Church; (iii), that all Elders are paid professionals and therefore Preachers; (iv), that no distinction can be made between "Ruling Elders" and "Teaching Elders"; (v), that Presbyterian "Ruling Elders" are "laymen"; (vi), that Co-Preachers in the same Congregation are not co-equals; (vii), that the Officer who preaches should rather not be called "the Preacher" but should preferably only be called "the Pastor"; and (viii), that only the Preacher should elect the Committees of the Congregation.