Election, Acceptance, Recognition and Assignment of the Church

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According to the historical and biblical evidence presented in the book Thy Kingdom Comes the Church in the wilderness and the early Church were organized in patterns of tens as Christ commanded.
Within those free assemblies of tens, there were Elders and Ministers, Deacons and Priests, overseers or Bishops, and like the Levites, there was a peculiar non-authoritarian Hierarchy who were the benefactors of a free society.
This Election, Acceptance, Recognition and Assignment of the Church form weaves the Breeches of ministers, like the people of Israel were supposed to do for the Levites. It is like a letter of credence[1] from the government of the people.
God has always used the testimony of witnesses to establish something as true.
Deuteronomy 17:6. 19:15 ... at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Matthew 18:16 "But if he will not hear [thee, then] take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established."
2 Corinthians 13:1 "... In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."
1 Timothy 5:19 "Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses."
Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
* martureo appears 79 times in the Bible bear witness 25, testify 19, bear record 13, witness 5, be a witness 2, give testimony 2, have a good report 2, misc 11; 79

1) to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm ... to give testimony

* martus appears 34 times in the Bible witness 29, martyr 3, record 2; 1) a witness

1a) in a legal sense.

Questions
* What are Altars | Stones | Daily ministration | Corban | Welfare?
* Who are the Benefactors and the Fathers of the earth?
* Should we seek the benefits of a system of forced payment or forgiveness? Matthew 18:23...35.
* Is it wise to force payment or give people a choice to pay what is right? Luke 16:1...8
* For what purpose shall we make a witness and a record? Charity | Freewill offerings |
* Perfect law of liberty |
The Sacred Purpose Trust form is a multi-purpose document[2] that sets the boundaries and positions of the religious Church relationship. But it will require evidence of acceptance and performance through the daily ministration of that relationship.
* Be doers of the word.

    Election, Acceptance, Recognition and Assignment of the Church

The most important form used by His Holy Church to record the edification of the Church is the Church Election, Acceptance, Recognition, and Assignment form.1 It has been simplified to one page, but evidences a complex, legally recognized set of relationships that are based on the precepts of first century Church. It is the intent, spirit, and precepts expressed by this multipurpose form and supporting documentation that are essential for the establishment of the free Church in the eyes of the world.

We have been given the biblical precept of establishing all things with two or more witnesses.2 The form is simply an outward sign used to testify and express these sacred bonds of trust, faith, hope, and love that form the identity of the Church. The form is a sign and beginning of the Church in the world.

A congregation of people should agree in consensus as to who shall represent Christ as His minister. This may begin with two or more families in agreement. As the early church gathered in groups of tens, hundreds, and thousands,3 they formed an intimate network of free congregations that was the Church.

God calls and appoints the minister, but the people must give a witness to that calling so that the world may recognize the truth of it. The evidence of this belief is an Election and Conveyance section of the form. At the same time, an offering of present value4 is contributed for Christ’s purpose into the hands of the minister of their choice as a consummation of that recognition. This token is an expression of their faith, intent, and election of a named individual as a minister of Christ.

If the Minister accepts this sacred office of trust, this contribution to Christ, he should then fill out the Acceptance of His Sacred Purpose Ministry section of the form as evidence of that credence.

Finally, the form must be presented to an Ordained Minister of the Church who has been separated from the world according to all the requirements of Christ,5 who will act as the servant overseer of the Church.

Information about the electorate of the congregation should also be submitted6 to that chosen Overseer so that he may serve their needs. Certified copies7 are returned to the minister. He is expected to continue with at least an annual report to the Overseer as to the activities of the Church.

The Church is a system of charity, faith, and hope, under the perfect law of liberty. The ordained ministers and overseers are benefactors who do not exercise authority, one over the other. They are supported according to their service.8 The kingdom of God is about choice and the exercise of divine discretion by those who are served according to the hearts and minds given them by God.

    There must be an ongoing nurtured relationship of congregation, minister, and overseer to maintain the unique status of the Church in the eyes of God and the world. These precepts and relationships are manifest in thousands of ways, and are the foundation of an ancient system of voluntary government taught by Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, in order to set men free - and maintain that freedom under God . There are extensive resources available from the Church to assist in the biblical pursuit of liberty.

Footnotes
  • 1His Holy Church Form A6:3-8-L5:4. See Appendix 3. Forms of the Church.

  • 22 Corinthians 13:1 “This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” Matthew 18:16 “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” [1 Timothy 5:19, Deuteronomy 17:6]

  • 3See the book Thy Kingdom Comes, Published by the ministers of His Holy Church.

  • 4Present value does not include a note or pledge. It should be something of substance. It may be something as small as a penny, each according to his means.

  • 5These requirements are explained in the Free Church Report and other subsequent publications.

  • 6There is Form J10:37/Ex30:16 with their contact information kept on file and updated to assist the overseer in maintaining a faithful communion of service to the congregation and its minister.

  • 7The documents are certified with church seals as a part of an internationally accepted chain of authentication.

  • 8An amount “according to his service.”Numbers 7:5. Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,


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Footnotes

  1. credence is "belief in or acceptance of something as true." it is also defined as "a small side table, shelf, or niche in a church for holding the elements of the Eucharist before they are consecrated."
  2. A multi-purpose document, or MPD, is a document that contains the necessary data to provide information at several different points during the flow of a process. The document is normally divided into sections...