VDM / essential title connected to the electability of pastors, while the term pastor is actually strictly connected to the ministry and the exercise of it / server of the divine word is the expression of a profession rather than a social estate, of a function rather than a way of being, of service rather than control / the Word of God as the highest authority / interpretation of the word in connection with life and of life in connection with the word / sermon-based worship rather than sacrificial ritual

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