Ministers are servants of the people. The Ministers of Christ are forbidden to exercise authority one over the other and therefore they are titular leaders like those of the early pure Republics of more ancient history.
Ministers of the Church should:
- Come together to obey Christ according to the will of the Father
- Come together to serve Christ by serving the people
- Come together to propagate Christ's doctrines an ordinances
- Come together that the people might be saved
Even Polybius warned the people of their "appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force". John the Baptist said the same things encouraging charity amongs those who received his Baptism.
You cannot covet the property of others to provide your livelihood or your society and you will "degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch."
The authoritarian State uses force and violence to become the Benefactors of the people. They force one class of citizen to provide for another. Proverbs 23 warned and Christ forbid that type of government.
Their solution was to not pray to the Fathers of the earth for their free bread and benefits which was a snare but to set the table of the Lord through the Eucharist of Christ which was a daily ministration established by His Church through faith, hope, charity and the perfect law of liberty.
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