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"Feed my sheep!" Before Jesus was able to provide the people with loaves and fishes in Mark 6:39 He "commanded" His disciples to "make" the people sit down in Tens. And then those goups were to organize in companies upon companies in divisions and "ranks" of "fifties and hundreds".
Christ also told His disciples not to be like the rulers and princes of the Gentiles who provided benefits by exercising authority one over the other.
Everyone who got the Baptism of Christ was "put out" of the Jewish synagogue system which was also composed of ten families through which they provided welfare with the "Corban" of the people.
Your ministers should not be rulers but servants because Christ came to serve. Every man should be led by the Holy Spirit. The minister is supposed to be serving by making the people voluntarily organize themselves in Companies of tens, fifties and hundreds, and thousands so that people may love one another in the practice of Pure Religion.
If all the people who say they are Christians were actually doing what Christ commanded socialism would be obsolete and no one could be or would be exploited. Socialism is the religion you get when you refuse to do what Christ commanded and have no Pure Religion.

Synagogue

Synagogue is the English word representing the Hebrew word[1] for the congregation of ten families. A common Hebrew word for a gathering Kanas[2] appears almost a dozen times.

Even when the word is translated into the Greek word sunagoge[3] which is from the verb sunago[4] meaning "to gather together, to gather". Sunagoge is translated congregation and assembly and means a bringing together, gathering (as of fruits).

We find forms of the word in the Bible, like archisunagogos,[5] meaning the ruler of the synagogue. He is not really ruling over people, but over a place or the orderliness of the assembly. The people who enter the place of assembly must remain orderly while in that place, according to what the archisunagogos dictates, but all they have to do is leave the place and they are free to do as they wish and are not subject to the archisunagogos.

The Greek word synagogue[6] does not mean a place like a building, but it can mean an assembly that gave you a place in society.

So, a "synagogue" was not a building any more than a Church was a building. When someone was kicked out or put out of a synagogue they were actually put out not only their own group or congregation but they were put out of an assembly of tens, hundreds and thousands.

Here we can see the real importance of the roll of the archisunagogos because he is to make sure that the people in the assemblies of Tens are connected with the other groups in the ranks of hundreds and thousands. Buildings are incidental to the gatherings and their purposes.

In the case of the Church it was actually a called out assembly and never used to identify a building in the Bible. Even the "Church in the wilderness" is used to identify the Levites as the called out assembly of Moses.

Jesus called out a group of people to be separate from the world. He called them His Little flock and they were to receive the appointment of a kingdom for the purposes of servicing the people according to the perfect law of liberty. Jesus also "commanded" that the ministers "make" the people organize themselves in congregations of Tens to facilitate the daily ministration to the needy.

These called out ministers were a form of government but not like the governments of the world of the gentiles. They were to provide the righteous benefits to a communion and fellowship of the Christian society but without exercising authority one over the other. The benefits provided by the princes of the world were call the "wages of unrighteousness".

Early Israel like the early Church gathered in congregations of ten families, often choosing Levites as their ministers. These were free assemblies because there was no means by which to bind the people together according to the Law of Moses and certainly according to the words of Jesus except by love and charity.

At other times in history, membership in a synagogue or congregation became the result of a contract with kings like Herod the Great who offered a socialist system of welfare like that of Nimrod, which made the word of God to none effect because it included a forced sacrifice.

The chief ruler of the synagogue could kick you out of the welfare system operated through the synagogues like we see in John 9:22[7] But those were not truly Free Assemblies since the days of Herod the Great and his own version of Baptism.

Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist and Jesus and the early Church advocated a Daily ministration for the needy of the Christian community that was dependent on Charity only and it was not like the system of Corban of the Pharisees nor the free bread of Rome. It was their Pure Religion that brought them into a Christian conflict with Public religion and the Covetous Practices of the World.

With the arrival of John the Baptist and Jesus, some of these heads of synagogues repented [8] These men followed the ways of Christ, repenting of the Corban of the Pharisees which had made the word of God to none effect. These true believers led their synagogues back to the righteous ways of Christ. They were still part of a welfare system in Pure Religion, but they now depended upon Faith, Hope and Charity - rather than force - to provide for their needs. This righteous system of Corban set the people free in many ways, but next they needed a Daily ministration dependent upon the Perfect law of liberty.

Men like Crispus began following the ways of Christ:

Acts 18:8 "And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized."

Crispus, and Joses who became Barnabas, became part of an hierarchy that served the people with the Freewill offerings of the people, rather than the Benefits of men who call themselves Benefactors but exercised authority one man over another. They did not rule over the people, but over the offering. If they did a poor job, people picked a minister who did a better job. The right to choose what to give and to whom to give was in the hands of the people in a different form of government that was not like Rome. This was the Christian conflict between Rome and the true Christians. That conlict demonstrates how Modern Christians have more in common with the Pharisees and Pagans than they do with the early Christians.

Their elections were not national but local in a living network of self-organizing Tens.

There were also the politarches[9] which means the ruler of the city like a mayor or governor.

Or there is the word architriklinos[10] which, although it sounds ominous, literally means the ruler of three couches. His job was to arrange things at a feast or big dinner so everything went well.

While the Church in general is an organization, it consists of participants: the laity or people; and the ministers, who conform to Christ for His purposes. Ministers are to be Benefactors of the people, but they are not to exercise authority one over the other. They maintain an absence of hierarchy in the sense of ruling over people but there was a hierarchy over that which was offered by the people.

There is clearly an hierarchy in the Church which we see with Jesus' comment in Matthew 23:11 "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant."[11] So when a minister picks a minister he is picking a servant that will help him connect to the rest of the kingdom of God in a charitable and loving way.

He goes on in Matthew 23:12 to say, "And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."[12]

So we see in one sense the Ministers of the Church are an hierarchy.

Hierarchy is a late Middle English word via the Old French and medieval Latin from Greek hierarkhia, from hierarkhēs ‘sacred ruler’. The earliest sense was ‘system of orders of angels and heavenly beings’; the other senses date from the 17th century.

And the Greek word hieros has a meaning dedicated, holy, sacred and separate, or the word hiereus meaning Priests, all included the idea of being separate or set aside. They did not rule over the people but over what the people freely gave

The Levites belonged to God and were separate, and they provided a service to the people without ruling over them either. The Apostles were also to be separate living in the world but not of the world.

By understanding what Religion is -- and specifically Pure Religion -- by discovering what it really means and the function priests provided in free societies before they were bound by superstitions, or covenants ... this will help people understand what hierarchy can mean and what services it can provide.

When society contributes to Christ by way of His appointed priest, who has no personal estate, like the Levites and the early Church, then as those Priests gathered in a network of Priests, each one becomes a joint heir of what they all receive. This is important because when such ministers or priests die or step away from their official mission, the funds and resources that they hold for religious purposes, e.g. sacred treasures, pass to the next individual to hold that office of Christ's Priesthood or to the other joint heirs to be used for their intended purpose.

The words joint heirs is from sugkleronomos[13] which is seen in Romans 8:17 "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together."

The Greek word sugkleronomos is also seen in several other verses.[14]

Again understand that Religion is a system of welfare; whether set up in the Character of God and Christ or in the Character of Cain, Nimrod and Benefactors of the world who exercise authority one over the other. Seeking the Kingdom of God includes seeking Pure Religion so that your welfare is not dependent on nor spotted by the world.

Jesus uses "archon" when He appoints the kingdom to the apostles.[15]

The apostles were rulers and princes, but not over the people, like the governments of the gentiles. They ruled over that which was freely given to them. There is no taxation in the Kingdom of God. If they did not do well with what was given to them for the purposes of Christ, the people could choose to give no more. Any government where the rulers can force the contributions of the people is not following the ways of Christ, nor are the people free or at liberty.

The Latin word from which we get the word religion can mean "rebinding".

There is a reason for this binding, which is to fulfill your natural duty to your fellow man. When you live by faith you are bound by hope. When you lie by charity you are bound by love.

There have always been two religions, in the world and of the world.

One frees the people through the perfect law of liberty and the other binds the people because it allows the people to bite one another.

This is their choice.

Abel and Seth were shepherds. Shepherds lead people to green pastures...

But then there was Cain and Nimrod who plowed mankind and created "civil" powers. They bound man civilly for their own purpose. The way of Cain and Nimrod lead to Babylon. The other way of Christ leads to liberty under the God of Nature.

Abel, Seth, Moses and Jesus came to "set the captive free". What they were doing has been kept from the people.

They did not force the contribution of the people, but they did bind the stuff freely given by the people, for the people and of the people to serve, not rule.

Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, Caesar, etc bind the people and force them to contribute in a welfare system that weakens the people. This binding is done by offering them entitlements.


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Just as the Pharisees and Sadducees justified what they were doing with religious rhetoric and great swelling words[16] about what they believed, modern Christians are praying at the altars of the Fathers of the earth, They strain at gnats while swallowing camels.[17]

Synagogue of Satan

In Revelation 2:9[18] and in Chapter 3 verse 9[19] we see a reference to the Synagogue of Satan which is a reference to a congregation of people who claimed to be Jews but were not.

The Christians at that time thought of themselves as Jews and Jesus as the king of the Jews. That is why they called Jesus the Christ, because Christ means anointed, the same as the Hebrew word Messiah, and the kings of Israel were anointed. Jesus was the highest son of David and therefore He was the rightful anointed king.

It took ten companies of ten elders of families or households to form a synagogue without any rabbinic authority to provide the services of a righteous daily ministration. "A pattern of ten elders of families was used by Paul as he organized congregations of the Church all across the world.[20]


Those who said they had no king but Caesar and did not accept Jesus as the Christ could say they were Jews, but to the followers of the King they were no longer Jews. But because they continued to do the opposite of what Jesus the king commanded, they were considered to be the adversaries of Christ.

The word Satan[21] does mean adversary in the Greek and in Hebrew. Those who were not with Christ, following His way were considered against him and will be scattered.[22]

There were others who did things in the name of Christ but did not gather with Jesus' appointed Church.[23] But Jesus told the Church not to forbid or hinder them, if they are not actually against the Called out.[24]

Those called the Synagogue of Satan were against Christ and the appointed Church, and they would eventually kill James and persecute the followers of Christ.

Presbyterian Church, like many other denominations, is often a top-down organization. It is a General Assembly at the national level. Then, Synods that reported to General Assembly for each region. Then, Presbyteries reported to the Synods. And, then, Sessions (a group of elected Elders) in each church that reported to Presbyteries.

When I first heard this, I knew that the Greek word Presbyter was the word for elder and an elder was the head of a family. We see elders being appointed to some position or task in the Church. What were those tasks?

Over the centuries, things have moved away from the model used by Christ for His Church. We should instinctively know that this highly centralized hierarchical model is not what Christ established. But, many do not. We may need to change the way we think about Church altogether.

Christ's way was different than the way of the world which was not bearing fruit.

What was that alternative?

Who is the head of the Church?[25]

If Christ is the head of the Church and the corner stone of the living temple of God, then who is second in command?

That would be you.

You are not to rule over your neighbor, but only yourself. But still, Christians were clearly organized over a vast area of the Roman Empire and beyond. How can this be?

It is very clear that Jesus chose to call out certain men and appoint the kingdom to them. They were not only told to not exercise authority one over the other, but Jesus taught them to take care of the needy and feed his sheep through the exercise of of charity. He also commanded those chosen disciples to make the people sit down in small companies of tens in ranks of one hundred until they were all networked.

These small companies of tens functioned like home churches, meaning they consisted of about ten families who could gather as free assemblies or congregations. But in order for them to "rightly divided bread from house to house in a daily ministration of Charity, it was important to network. As the rightful minister of Jesus the Christ, the ministers of the called out did this in the Temple.[26]

The word "rank" is from the Greek word prasia from a Hebrew idiom.[27] This has nothing to do with rank of authority but a way to network the different groups of ten so that there can be a proper division of the bread from house to house. Without that network the daily ministration -- especially over the whole Roman Empire, as we see being done in Acts -- would be impossible. Each company of elders would pick one elder to gather together with nine men like himself to create a small group of ten men who could oversee a righteous distribution to a hundred.

The Emperors and Senators of Rome were the Conscripted fathers who were "Men called father upon the earth". They held the office of Parens Patriae. The temples of Rome and Judea were all providing government services and the welfare of society. Because people today imagine that religion is "what you think about God", they are brought under a Strong delusion so that they believe a lie.

Religion was always what you did and do about the natural moral duty to God and your fellow man and Pure Religion was doing that without looking to the rulers of the world who are the conscripted fathers of the earth. You either take care of the needs of society through faith, hope, and charity, or you do it through men who exercise authority one over the other through force, fear and violence. While the Father who art in heaven provides daily bread through charity and its participants are the kingdom of God, the "fathers of the earth" use force, taxation and intimidation etc and they are the synagogue of Satan.[28]

There were different factions at the altars in Judea vying for power and control. Some said "they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan"[29].


Many will say they are Christians according to Christ, but they are actually workers of iniquity. To be a denomination of Christ, you must simply conform to Christ. Most all denominations today who claim Christ are actually doing many things condemned by Christ and they will not do what He commanded.

Being a congregant with His Church does not limit your gathering with any other Church or group. Any denomination that wants you to exclusively attend their gatherings is attempting to exercise authority over your activities. No one should desire to belong to a denomination, but everyone should desire to belong to God.



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  1. 03664 כָּנַס‎ kanac [kaw-nas’] a primitive root KafNunSamech ; v; [BDB-488a] [{See TWOT on 1000 }] AV-gather 5, gather together 4, heap up 1, wrap 1; 11 1) to gather, collect, wrap
    1a) (Qal) to gather
    1b) (Piel) to gather
    1c) (Hithpael) to gather together, wrap oneself up
    • כ ך Kaf K Crown: To Actualize Potential power from spiritual to physical realm [to cover, strength] 20
    • נ ן Nun Heir to the Throne, Aramaic fish in the Mem (fish in flowing waters) or in the Hebrew the Nun may mean the kingdom. [fish moving... Activity life] 50
    • ס Samech The Eternal Cycle The circular symbolizes the fundamental truth [ prop... Support turn] 60
    If you translate synagogue into Hebrew you would use the words bet knesset; בית כנסת; KafNunSamechTav BeitYodTav. They add the Tav of faith to KafNunSamech preceded the word with "bet".
    • ב Beit Purpose: God Dwelling Place Below - from house or God's house here[household, in, into] 2
    • י Yod The Infinite Point of essential good hidden in the ט Tet . [closed hand... Deed work to make] 10
    • ת Tav is a Seal of a Higher kingdom or realm. The malchut to the keter (crown) through faith. It links the unseen worlds like a doorway of faith. [sign cross... seal] 400
  2. 1 Chronicles 22:2 And David commanded to gather together <03664> the strangers that [were] in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
    Nehemiah 12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather <03664> into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
    Esther 4:16 Go, gather together <03664> all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
    Psalms 33:7 He gathereth <03664> the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
    Psalms 147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together <03664> the outcasts of Israel.
    Ecclesiastes 2:8 I gathered <03664> me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, [as] musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
    Ecclesiastes 2:26 For [God] giveth to a man that [is] good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up <03664>, that he may give to [him that is] good before God. This also [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
    Ecclesiastes 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather <03664> stones together <03664>; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
    Isaiah 28:20 For the bed is shorter than that [a man] can stretch himself [on it]: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap <03664> himself [in it].
    Ezekiel 22:21 Yea, I will gather <03664> you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
    Ezekiel 39:28 Then shall they know that I [am] the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered <03664> them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
  3. 4864 ~συναγωγή~ sunagoge \@soon-ag-o-gay’\@ from (the reduplicated form of) 4863; TDNT-7:798,1107; {See TDNT 764} n f AV-synagogue 55, congregation 1, assembly 1; 57
    1) a bringing together, gathering (as of fruits), a contracting
    2) in the NT, an assembling together of men, an assembly of men
    3) a synagogue
    3a) an assembly of Jews formally gathered together to offer prayers and listen to the reading and expositions of the scriptures; assemblies of that sort were held every sabbath and feast day, afterwards also on the second and fifth days of every week; name transferred to an assembly of Christians formally gathered together for religious purposes
    3b) the buildings where those solemn Jewish assemblies are held. Synagogues seem to date their origin from the Babylonian exile. In the times of Jesus and the apostles every town, not only in Palestine, but also among the Gentiles if it contained a considerable number of Jewish inhabitants, had at least one synagogue, the larger towns several or even many. These were also used for trials and inflicting punishment.
    • For Synonyms see entry 5897
  4. 4863 ~συνάγω~ sunago \@soon-ag’-o\@ from 4862 (with) and 71 (bring); ; v AV-gather 15, be gathered together 12, gather together 9, come together 6, be gathered 4, be assembled 3, take in 3, misc 10; 62
    1) to gather together, to gather
    1a) to draw together, collect
    1a1) of fishes
    1a2) of a net in which they are caught
    2) to bring together, assemble, collect
    2a) to join together, join in one (those previously separated)
    2b) to gather together by convoking
    2c) to be gathered i.e. come together, gather, meet
    3) to lead with one’s self
    3a) into one’s home, i.e. to receive hospitably, to entertain
  5. 752 ~ἀρχισυνάγωγος~ archisunagogos \@ar-khee-soon-ag’-o-gos\@ from 746 and 4864; n m AV-ruler of the synagogue 7, chief ruler of the synagogue 2; 9
    1) ruler of the synagogue. It was his duty to select the readers or teachers in the synagogue, to examine the discourses of the public speakers, and to see that all things were done with decency and in accordance with ancestral usage.
  6. 4864 ~συναγωγή~ sunagoge \@soon-ag-o-gay’\@ from (the reduplicated form of) 4863; TDNT-7:798,1107; {See TDNT 764} n f AV-synagogue 55, congregation 1, assembly 1; 57
    1) a bringing together, gathering (as of fruits), a contracting
    2) in the NT, an assembling together of men, an assembly of men
    3) a synagogue
    3a) an assembly of Jews formally gathered together to offer prayers and listen to the reading and expositions of the scriptures; assemblies of that sort were held every sabbath and feast day, afterwards also on the second and fifth days of every week; name transferred to an assembly of Christians formally gathered together for religious purposes
    3b) the buildings where those solemn Jewish assemblies are held. Synagogues seem to date their origin from the Babylonian exile. In the times of Jesus and the apostles every town, not only in Palestine, but also among the Gentiles if it contained a considerable number of Jewish inhabitants, had at least one synagogue, the larger towns several or even many. These were also used for trials and inflicting punishment.
    • For Synonyms see entry 5897
  7. : John 9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that Jesus was the Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
  8. : John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
  9. 4173 ~πολιτάρχης~ politarches \@pol-it-ar’-khace\@ from 4172 and 757; ; n m AV-ruler of the city 2; 2
    1) a ruler of a city or citizens
  10. 755 ~ἀρχιτρίκλινος~ architriklinos \@ar-khee-tree’-klee-nos\@ from 746 and a compound of 5140 and 2827 (a dinner-bed, because composed of three couches); ; n m AV-governor of the feast 2, ruler of the feast 1; 3
    1) the superintendent of the dining room, a table master. It differs from toast-master, who was one of the guests selected by lot to prescribe to the rest the mode of drinking. The table master was to place in order the tables and the couches, arrange the courses, taste the food and wine beforehand, and so forth.
  11. Luke 22:26 But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  12. Luke 22:27 For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. 28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
  13. 4789 ~συγκληρονόμος~ sugkleronomos \@soong-klay-ron-om’-os\@ from 4862; and 2818; n m AV-fellow heir 1, joint heir 1, heir together 1, heir with 1; 4
    1) a fellow heir, a joint heir
    2) one who obtains something assigned to himself with others, a joint participant
  14. : Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs <4789> with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
    Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs <4789>, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
    Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him <4789> of the same promise:
    1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together <4789> of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
  15. : Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
    Mark 10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
    Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
  16. 2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
    Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
  17. Matthew 23:24 [Ye] blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
  18. Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
  19. Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
  20. In "The World Under God’s Law, The Church Under God’s Law", Professor Rushdoony, (Dr. R.J.) describe the congregations Paul was setting up, "To this day, at least among the Jews, all it takes to form a synagogue is ten elders! Ten men, rather. They constitute enough for one ruler, and without any rabbii called they constitute a synagogue and the elder who was chosen by the ten heads of household conduct the services. That’s the way it was. "
    "The apostles as they went out established, Paul for example, church after church in one place after another and he appointed and ordained elders, and he moved on. Did the services stop when left? "
  21. 4567 ~Σατανᾶς~ Satanas \@sat-an-as’\@ of Aramaic origin corresponding to 4566 (with the definite affix); TDNT-7:151,1007; {See TDNT 703} n pr m AV-Satan 36; 36
    1) adversary (one who opposes another in purpose or act), the name given to
    1a) the prince of evil spirits, the inveterate adversary of God and Christ
    1a1) he incites apostasy from God and to sin
    1a2) circumventing men by his wiles
    1a3) the worshippers of idols are said to be under his control
    1a4) by his demons he is able to take possession of men and inflict them with diseases
    1a5) by God’s assistance he is overcome
    1a6) on Christ’s return from heaven he will be bound with chains for a thousand years, but when the thousand years are finished he will walk the earth in yet greater power, but shortly after will be given over to eternal punishment
    1b) a Satan-like man
  22. Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
    Luke 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
  23. Luke 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
  24. Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us. 40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
  25. Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
    Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
    Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
    Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
    1 Peter 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
  26. 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,
  27. 4237 ~πρασιά~ prasia \@pras-ee-ah’\@ perhaps from prason (a leek, and so an onion-patch); ; n f AV-in ranks 1, not tr. 1; 2
    1) a plot of ground, a garden bed
    2) Hebrew idiom i.e. they reclined in ranks or divisions, so that several ranks formed, as it were separate plots
  28. Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. [Today this would include those who say they are Christians
    Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
  29. Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that
  30. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.