Biblical Presbyterian Eldership

Fundamentally, all of these ideas root in God the Father, as the white-haired Ancient of days and sovereign Ruler of the universe — in everlasting Session with His Son and His Holy Spirit within the Council of the Trinity.3   Indeed, the earthly Elders were His representatives within the Commonwealth of Israel —  alias the Christian Church.4    Originally, Adam —  as the great "Elder" of the human race — was to rule the earth as God's Viceroy.5    After the fall, the Head of each clan seems to have been its Rule.   Thus Abel, Seth, Enoch, and Noah.   "By faith" these ruling Presbuteroi, alias "the Elders, obtained a good report."6