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THEO 202 Q UIZ 5 S TUDY G UIDE Towns: pp. 660708 What is the major characteristic of the Episcopal form of church government? A single leader, or bishop, is the over-arching final authority in the church Why should this form of church government be rejected? The New Testament seems to support have the congregants make the final decisions. What is the major characteristic of the Representative form of church government? Final authority rests in elected elders. Why should this form of church government be rejected? This still doesnt let the N.T. form of the congregants have the final say. By what principle is the Congregational form of church government based? The ultimate human authority should be in the congregation. Understand that as a solution, the New Testament seems to reflect aspects of all three of the above stated forms of church government. In what ways is this so? The N.T. shows examples of bishops, elders, and congregational leadership Know the reasons listed in the textbook why the church can be described as independent and ... View Full Document

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