|Note To The Reader
The substance of this book was first published in the magazine Gospel Highway, in 1999, as a response to the book, "In Defense Of Parity," by S. Waldron, et. al. The latter was itself a response to my book, "The Keys Of The Kingdom: A Study On The Biblical Form Of Church Government." The present book may be understood without prior reading of the other two books.
The present writer takes no pleasure in controversy. This book is intended to help, not to provoke. If the Reader is led to a more settled view of the church eldership, by returning "to the law and to the testimony," this modest book would have accomplished good. May the Triune God receive all the glory! Amen.