In A Companion to Priesthood and Holy Orders in the Middle Ages, a select group of scholars explain the rise and function of priests and deacons in the Middle Ages. Though priests were sometimes viewed through the lens of function, the medieval priesthood was also defined ontologically-those marked by God who performed the sacraments and confected the Eucharist. While their role grew in importance, medieval priests continued to fulfil the role of preacher, confessor and provider of pastoral care. As the concept of ordination changed theologically the practices and status of bishops, priests and deacons continued to be refined, with many of these medieval discussions continuing to the present day.
In this day in time, when we see changes in nature and countries, I wish to ask a question of you, has God changed his mind about the idea of a Holy nation of priests? Have we as Christians replaced the Jews as God's chosen people? Does God still require offertory sacrifices? The changing climate of nations and people today is so dramatic, it is disconcerting. It is hard to believe from our past that we could have ever moved so far in this direction. We no longer want God involved in any of our lives. The word of men or nations, whether written or verbal, means absolutely nothing. Those places where God has been Memorialize for generations, we want Him removed. Jesus said that this time would come. In years past, men of God preached that it is Holiness or Hell, but we see in today's society, we do not wish to hear hard things to live by. Many abandon churches, doctrines and God, because it interferes with their lifestyle. I asked you, O' man have God changed? Is the idea of a priestly walk still required by God? We hope to answer these questions in this book.
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