Christian Book Review: Elders at the Gates by Dr. Mosy U Madugba

Lamentations 5:14-18
2nd Timothy 2:20-22
Colossians 2:11-12
In the book, he also talked about the requirements to be qualified as an elder at the gates and one crucial point here is maturity. Maturity here is specially about spiritual things and does not matter with physical age principles
He also mentioned examples of elders in the bible. The Old testament had elders such as Deborah (Judges 4:5), Numbers 11:16, Genesis 50:7, Exodus 3:16-18, Ezekiel 8:1-3, Ezekiel 8:6-18, Exodus 24:1, 1st Samuel 8:4-6

Elders in the new testament – Acts 11:29-30, Acts 15:4,6,23, Matthew 26:3-5, James 5:14-15, 1st Timothy 5:7, Revelations 4:4

People do not respect elders anymore as against the instructions in 1st Timothy 5:1-2 and 1st Peter 5:5
The functions of Spiritual elders in Christiandom include
⦁    Keep spiritual surveillance – Job 1:5, John 7:6-7
⦁    Spiritual Legislation – Daniel 4:17, Matthew 18:18
⦁    Call forth redemptive gifts
⦁    Godly unity
⦁    Generational ministers
⦁    Spiritual direction (Ezra 3:10-13)
⦁    Identify and destroy evil altars (Zechariah 1:17-21)
⦁    Spiritual parenting (1st Peter 5:1-2)
⦁    Doctrinal Cleaning House (Acts 15:2)
⦁    Identify and break Curses

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