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Thanks, Don!  :thanks3:
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Biblical Equality Discussion / Re: This is wild: Men as "Prophet, Priest or King"
« Last post by Don on May 23, 2015, 10:47:41 PM »
Great stuff
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Biblical Equality Discussion / Re: This is wild: Men as "Prophet, Priest or King"
« Last post by TL on May 09, 2015, 08:51:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing this KR.   it just keeps getting worse.  I think they don't realize that they have their "head" in a noose and are slowly tightening it.   The idea that physical genitals are all that one needs to compel the Holy Spirit to anoint one in whatever they choose is wild and foolish.
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Biblical Equality Discussion / Re: This is wild: Men as "Prophet, Priest or King"
« Last post by Dan on May 09, 2015, 04:11:25 AM »
KR, in my conversion process, I had to wade through several of my own misconceptions.

I would agree that Confirmation is not meant to bestow any kind of right over other Christians. It is about being enlisted into Christ's service and getting equipped for ministry, which means serving others and building up the body of Christ.

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That's good to know, Dan.  The amount of misinformation we Protestants have gotten about Catholicism, is amazing.

In any event, it doesn't look like this "mark" at confirmation means Christians can think they're anointed to take Christ's own authority over other Christians.
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Biblical Equality Discussion / Re: This is wild: Men as "Prophet, Priest or King"
« Last post by Dan on May 08, 2015, 04:13:44 AM »
I am not finding anything at the moment that distinguishes between the marks of prophet, priest, and king.  The general point seems to be that Confirmation puts the Christian in the service of Christ, who is prophet, priest, and king.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

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By Confirmation Christians, that is, those who are anointed, share more completely in the mission of Jesus Christ and the fullness of the Holy Spirit with which he is filled, so that their lives may give off "the aroma of Christ."

By this anointing the confirmand receives the "mark," the seal of the Holy Spirit. A seal is a symbol of a person, a sign of personal authority, or ownership of an object. Hence soldiers were marked with their leader's seal and slaves with their master's. A seal authenticates a juridical act or document and occasionally makes it secret.

Christ himself declared that he was marked with his Father's seal. Christians are also marked with a seal: "It is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has commissioned us; he has put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee."This seal of the Holy Spirit marks our total belonging to Christ, our enrollment in his service for ever, as well as the promise of divine protection in the great eschatological trial.

I would like to note that in Catholicism, the priesthood of all believers is a valid concept. All of us may pray to the Father and make sacrifices on behalf of ourselves and others, which makes us priests. Even at formal gatherings, such as the mass, where an ordained priest is present, the entire assembly exercises its priesthood together in prayer and sacrifice (Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9).

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In the Catholic Church, the marks of prophet, priest, and king are given at confirmation.  Both men and women are confirmed. In the ceremony, the priest anoints the confirmand's forehead with chrism oil.

That's interesting, Dan. What are these "marks" considered to mean in Catholicism?
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Biblical Equality Discussion / Re: This is wild: Men as "Prophet, Priest or King"
« Last post by Dan on May 07, 2015, 06:35:06 PM »
In the Catholic Church, the marks of prophet, priest, and king are given at confirmation.  Both men and women are confirmed. In the ceremony, the priest anoints the confirmand's forehead with chrism oil.
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The gifts of prophecy and leadership are one thing; so is the Protestant teaching of the priesthood of all believers.  But in the Bible, prophet, priest and king are the three categories of authority-- and I don't believe Christians are supposed to take authority over one another at all.  Certainly we are not to consider God's anointing of Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, as extending to mortal men, as if they could be mini-Christs.
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