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The re-emergence of heavy shepherds

What would you think if you received a letter from your church leaders that read like this?

Comment John Benton
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‘Are church members called to submit to / obey their elders unless they support something that clearly contradicts Scripture? The answer is yes – Hebrews 13.17 couldn’t be clearer… That means when elders eventually put forward a proposal the Christian’s conscience is bound by God himself, not because of any intrinsic authority in men but because they have been appointed (ultimately by God himself) to an office instituted by God…’