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CBE's Prophets and Priests

On March 24, 2014

Several years ago, CBE developed a blog—an online discussion forum that provides individuals from around the world with the opportunity to discuss biblical equality. Our blog persists today, and our blog team continues to observe how lively and respectful dialogue can expand our understanding of biblical equality in advancing the Gospel.

"Empowering and equipping Christ’s body for these roles of prophet and priest are in many ways the goals of our ministry at CBE."

The online discussion contained on our blog reflects the dialogue I have observed worldwide—dialogue that is conducted by bothprophets and priests. While it may be annoying to some of us, prophets are those persistent individuals who challenge assumptions that lead the church astray. Prophets oppose theological, moral, and logical imprecision! They are the surgeons who draw attention to deadly growths within the Body of Christ that, left unattended, would drain the church of its spiritual health and power.

While the prophet’s voice is necessary, it is never sufficient. Once the prophet has offered the challenge—once the growth is recognized—a priest is also needed to help seek God’s healing hand in removing it! While prophets often provide clarity to a problem, priests bring us to God for rescue!

As members of Christ’s body, each of us are to serve as prophet and as priest! Empowering and equipping Christ’s body for these roles of prophet and priest are in many ways the goals of our ministry at CBE. CBE’s website, blog, publications, conferences, chapters, and bookstore all give God’s people opportunities use their gifts in serving one another. Will you use your gifts and join us?

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