Robert Rayburn and the Three-Office View

Robert Rayburn argues convincingly in his famous essay Ministers, Elders, and Deacons that the Old Covenant structure assumes a three-office view in that “the eldership was a ruling office only and was clearly differentiated in membership, status, calling, and responsibility from the office of Word and Sacrament.” Thus, the functions of eldership and priest are carried into the apostolic church.


About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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2 Responses to Robert Rayburn and the Three-Office View

  1. toddandleah says:

    Where can I get a hold of this article? Are there supporting articles/book titles for the “three-office view” you might also recommend? I’m from a strict, Plymouth Brethren, “two-office” background, so this needs to be something I work through. Thanks for any help.

    todd robinson
    iglesia biblica de silao
    silao, guanajuato, mexico

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