In this video, Wade explains that there is no Greek word for “over” in the verses about church leaders in Hebrews chapter 13. Moreover, the word “rule”, used in the King James Version of these verses, is not an adequate translation from the Greek (Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24 KJV). Christian leaders are not rulers. They do not have authority over other Christians in the Church. In fact, there are no words for “rule” or “over” in any verses about Christian leadership in the entire Greek New Testament. (My article Authority in the Church covers some of the same ground as the video.)
Be inspired, be challenged. This video might even rock your world.
I found this video on Sallie Borrink’s website A Woman’s Freedom in Christ here.
Authority in the Church
Lessons in Ministry from the Ministry of Stephanas
Bible Women with Spiritual Authority
Paul’s Personal Greetings to Women Ministers
Paul’s Masculine and Feminine Leadership
Kephalē and “Male Headship” in Paul’s Letters
Paul’s Thanks – Philippians 1:3-6
Wade Burleson takes a brief look at authority in the church and the history of the word ekklesia (congregation/church) in his article entitled Who’s the Boss at Your Church?