Evangelism

Evangelism is the responsibility of the evangelists and the missionaries. They are the people who go out into the field to try and gain new people. This is something that is very important for the growth of the Chancellate. One cannot be successful without a measure of growth. However, the stake does not need to increase indefinitely. There will come a point when the growth will not be there. Therefore, Evangelism also includes a measure of retention and referrals as well. There are a lot of ways for this part…

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External Affairs

One of the most important things that the priesthood does is the external affairs along with the internal affairs. They need to be out in the community and they need to visit those that do not have the capability of coming to them. This is primarily left to the deacon branch, but this can also extend to the other branches. The external affairs of the Chancellate operate in much the same way that other religious traditions operate throughout history. They had a focus on the people in the community because…

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Epochalism and Agnosticism

Agnostics are not against the idea of God. If God had manifested itself in the world and the affairs of the world, then they would be open to the nature of God. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of this happening on a large scale other than the ‘miracles’. Therefore, they are on the fence, but open. Epochalism and Agnosticism are similar in the idea that a God does not interfere in the affairs of the world. Where Epochalism and Agnosticism separate is in the idea that God is not interfering…

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Epochalism and Unitarian Universalism

The path of the individual is one of the most important things that one can go through in life. The path of the individual and the individual search for truth is what Epochalism and Unitarian Universalism have in common. Epochalism and Unitarian Universalism bring about a sense of community within the lives and spiritual traditions of the individuals. This even extends to the stakes, as each of them have their own traditions as well. They are all brought together under a common voice with common values that are shared among…

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Archbishop

Just like the bishop is the administrative head of the local congregation, an archbishop stands at the head of the temple district. This individual is responsible for the business side of the temple operations. The inspiration for the temple comes primarily from Mormonism, but it is also something that has been seen in religions all over the world. The purpose of these is to serve as a beacon to the people and to confer specific things. Temple districts and temples, although managed directly by the worldwide government, are largely run…

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Administration

One of the most important functions of the priesthood is the administration of the local and national congregations. As a structure, the Chancellate is actually in full control of a very small part of the running of the local congregations. Many people should be able to treat their local congregations as a small business as well as a community. One needs to have that mindset of being an entrepreneur as well as someone who comes to the authorities above them. Administration will also allow the business to run smoothly as…

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Education

One of the most important aspects of the priesthood is education. They must be able to educate the people on many topics relating to their spirituality. As a dualistic creature, we need to constantly be studying our spiritual side just like we do to our physical side. Even though we may be mature physically, spiritually, we are not as mature as we should be. The only ones who were fully mature were the Christs. The prophets went down the road to maturity, but did not quite reach that level. Education…

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Cycle C Week 32

Book of Prophecies pg 162-163 (Prophecies: 1-12 – page 133) I shall now decree my final plea to the spirit which guides me. Do not remember the bad deeds which I have done, but the look upon me as a fellow man. The holy cities have become wildernesses and the lands given to us have been turned into desolation. Do not look upon our past, but look upon our future. Do not be silent towards us, for if we plead with you, may we be shown the way to the…

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Internal Affairs

One of the most important functions of the priesthood is the administration of the internal affairs. From the very beginning and even up to this day, individuals are called to perform the tasks to manage what happens inside the temples and the congregations throughout the world. They are called to be administrators, public relations, and to perform the many ceremonies to the people. Why should this change? The internal affairs will continue to be an important function. Within Epochalism and IUAEC, the internal affairs are managed by a particular branch…

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Deacon

A deacon is an individual who would be concerned with the well-being of the members of the local congregation. This has been the purpose of this office for many years. They are responsible for the care of the people outside of the actual building. They are mainly responsible for visiting people, helping out, and managing the external affairs through various committees. A deacon is one of the most important offices throughout history and has served as an assistant to the priests of the local temples. This has been a part…

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