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Again here are the verses and questions to follow:

They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. 11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

I am not going to try to expound I am going to ask some questions. These are serious things I am wrestling about.

1. Where does the bible say that one Christian has authority over the other.

2. How long does this authority lasts?

3. What frees one Chrisitan from being “under” another Chrisitian?

4. Who decides when one should be over and one should be under?

5. Does the one in authority, if he/she likes, have the right to keep the one under authority under authority perpetually?

6. Could there ever be a time when all Chrisitans meeting in an assembly become brothers and sisters on equal footing?

7. Did Peter have authority over the other 11?

8. Did Paul have authority over Timothy, Titus, Silas, Epaphorditus, Luke and others?

9. Does a Senior Pastor have authority over non-senior pastors and if so where is that biblically?

10. Finally what does the one in authority have the auhtority to do?

I look forward to your interaction.

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