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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 8, 2016

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  1. Christian said, on March 8, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Please explain in layman’s terms exactly what coregency means. Thank you.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 8, 2016 at 6:52 PM

      Thanks for the request because it gives opportunity to make a point while giving you all due respect. Believers must begin to reject the whole Protestant idea of hierarchy in regard to understanding. I don’t write in “layman” terms. In the New Testament, there isn’t layman and cleric classes. In fact, ALL believers belong to one class of a “holy priesthood.” There are different gifts, but all are called to study in order to show themselves approved. Also, I would like to learn something here. I hear this type of request often, so it’s nothing against you personally, and I am not being a jerk here, but I find these requests perplexing. In a college setting or even a senior high school setting, the teacher would be incredulous if asked to reframe a statement because a “big word” is not understood. The teacher would tell you to look up the word and then evaluate the statement in context with the definition of the word. In this case, a coregency is shared authority normally possessed by one person. So what the tweet is, therefore, saying follows: Reformed elders like to promote the sovereignty of God because they proffer the idea that they are His “under-shepherds” and, therefore, share in that authority. Consequently, they have the authority to “declare someone to be an unbeliever.” Tell me if I am wrong, but it almost seems like there is a rejection of logical deduction by the “layman” in all of this. Even if the matter, so it seems, can be logically deducted by the “laymen,” it’s not legitiment unless verified by someone able to understand so-called higher knowledge.

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