Bishop in a Baptist church?? Is this wrong??

Discussion in 'The Prayer Board' started by MarriedSigma, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. MarriedSigma

    MarriedSigma New Member

    What do yall think about churches, especially baptist churches, that have a pastor with the biblical title of Bishop and not some one with the title of Reverend??
     
  2. BLAQUE PRINCE

    BLAQUE PRINCE Fug Oracle!

    man bishops and reverends seem to be a hot topic today :lol:
     

  3. BLAQUE PRINCE

    BLAQUE PRINCE Fug Oracle!


    Since you worded the question in that manner I am curious. Could you explain the definition of a baptist church?
     
  4. CriTAUcal

    CriTAUcal Do Good; Good Follows

    Not sure I understand your question.
    But there is a difference between a bishop and a reverend.
    A reverend may be the overseer/pastor or even an clergy associate of one church. A bishop, which is a higher rank, is the overseer at his/her own church and also presides or has supervision over more than one or over several ministries/churches.
     
  5. docmump

    docmump The Arch Nemesis

    He said Baptist Church. There is no such structure in the Baptist Church.
     
  6. FAB5

    FAB5 Active Member


    What about Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church? Or is their a diff. between bapist and missionary baptist?
     
  7. CriTAUcal

    CriTAUcal Do Good; Good Follows


    Oh ok. Told you I wasn't sure I understood the question.
     
  8. docmump

    docmump The Arch Nemesis

    No problem... :D:D:D
     
  9. docmump

    docmump The Arch Nemesis

    I thought Eddie Long was under Paul Mourtin.
     
  10. docmump

    docmump The Arch Nemesis

    My response it to what CRIT posted. Not to the fact that Baptist churches not having bishops.
     
  11. FAB5

    FAB5 Active Member


    gotcha :tup:
     
  12. MarriedSigma

    MarriedSigma New Member

    To clarify my question, here in Kansas City our Pastor shed the name of Reverend and based on the scriptures of 1 Timothy 3:1-7, the Holy Spirit elevated him to become a Bishop. Is this wrong judging that you never see the word reverend in the bible??
     
  13. MsJag4Jag

    MsJag4Jag Moderator


    And Paul Morton began in Greater Saint Stephens Missionary Baptist Church...it wasn't until later years that they went "FULL GOSPEL"....


    it allows more freedom...
     
  14. dacontinent

    dacontinent Preacher

    The term translated bishop in the passage is the same a pastor. So, based on 1 Timothy 3, there is no elevation involved. He merely switched titles.

    Elevation gets involved within systems of institutions where the position of bishop involves supervisory responsibilities. To make a long story short, the answer to the original form of the question will depend on the Baptist convention that you participate in. Some of them recognize the position of Bishop, and others do not. Some have bishops without supervisory responsibilities at all.
     

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