Sometimes persons claim to have an extraordinary calling to the ministry, not being under any Church government. Is this legitimate?
Interestingly, this difficult, but Biblical topic of an extraordinary calling was well hammered out in the Reformation and puritan eras. Rutherford, thankfully, seemed to treat every in and out of the topic in his controverting with congregationalists.
To be able to wrap one’s mind around the issues surrounding a Biblical and divine extraordinary calling is truly profound, coming to grips with the most foundational elements of ecclesiology and the will of God.
May this new page of resources be a great help to being able to carefully discern the Lord’s will in these matters: