Are Protestant ministers commissioned (i.e., ordained and sent) by the Church?


Are current Orthodox minsters commissioned (i.e., ordained and sent) by the Church?


Do they, therefore, gather or scatter for the Lord?


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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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4 Responses to Comissioned…

  1. Ha, great timing. ABS just had a visit the other day from two Mormon Missionaries and that is one of the questions he asked them;

    “How do you prove you were sent to preach?”

    The only answer they could muster was, “I feel like I have been…”

    Yeah, well, ABS feels like he is a King….

  2. Socrates says:

    By “Church” you mean those ultimately in communion with the Pope of Rome, correct?

    Christi pax.

  3. Socrates says:

    Can an eastern Christian believe in everything the Catholic Church teaches, but receive Sacraments in an Orthodox Church?

  4. Hmmmm. Does Christ Himself, acting in the Sacraments celebrated by an Orthodox priest, gather or scatter? Does Christ the Divine Teacher, making use of an Orthodox catechist, teaching the mystery of the Trinity to a child, lie or tell the truth? Distinctions must be made, of course…
    Don’t theologians hold that the Holy See is the source of the jurisdiction really present in the absolution given by an Orthodox priest?
    The Catholic Church alone was sent on the occasion of the Ascension.

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