I posted in the debates forum because there is a question that needs a definitive answer, and likely will be a brouhaha
Being a theological one, should not be up for general discussion... or should it? If so, mods please move it.
NO WORRIES. Dont panic.I will not be debating, just reading.
I first must thank TC for posting this scripture in another thread. I had completely forgotten about it.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account.
Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
This does apply to the heads of the church only, correct? Not to any political leader or to the head of your household?
Then if one is taught all their lives of certain doctrines, sacraments, or ordinances. would that not mean if that person followed the church teachings by way of the clergy teachings and explanations of scripture, ( or anyone else that the church appoints to teach) ...................
and the layman followed to the best of their ability as they have been instructed by the leader(s) of their church that when their end comes, it would be the church leaders who should be held accountable and not the mortal soul, himself as to his eternal judgment?