- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and answers about the Church
- Published on Friday, 20 November 2009 10:53
An assembly is not a democracy. Elders guide the assembly in its decisions; they are guides (Hebrews 13:7, mg.) they "stand before" (1Ti 5:17, "rule") the flock as examples and leaders. Not having omniscience, either individually or collectively, they will benefit by input from the flock. For that reason, those in the assembly ought to respectfully and honestly communicate to the elders any concerns they may have about a person whom the assembly plans to commend. Having communicated that concern, the matter must be left with the Lord and with the overseers, who are responsible to fairly assess what has been said.