14 September 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

However, to nurture good order and concord in the church, there formerly was established the sort of distinction among those pastors that some were entrusted not only with oversight over the flock entrusted to them but also over other pastors and presbyters. As a result it happened that "bishop" was attributed in a specific sense to those pastors who had oversight over other teachers.—Blessed Johann Gerhard, On the Ministry II, 46.

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