Bible translators used the word "ordain" only in the King James Version.  Therefore, we will use the KJV to study it.  All New Testament verses with that word are below.  Only those referring to ordaining individuals in the New Testament church are written out.


Mark 3:14                  "And he [Jesus] ORDAINED TWELVE, that they should be with him and that he might send them forth to preach.  (Matthew 10:2 says the Twelve were APOSTLES.)


John 15:16                  Christians


Acts 1:20,22,26          "His [Judas'] bishoprick let another take....must one be ORDAINED to be a witness with us of his resurrection....and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven APOSTLES.  


Acts 10:42                   Jesus as judge

Acts 13:48                   Believers to eternal life


Acts 14:23                  "And when they had ORDAINED them ELDERS in every city, and had prayed with fasting, they commanded them to the Lord, on whom they believed.


Acts 16:4                     Decrees for church

Acts 17:31                   Jesus as judge

Romans 13:1               Governments

1 Corinthians 2:7        Wisdom of God

1 Corinthians 7:17      Christian life

1 Corinthians 9:14      Salaries for preachers

Galatians 3:19            Old Testament laws

Ephesians 2:10            Good works


1 Timothy 2:7 "Whereunto I am ORDAINED a PREACHER and an APOSTLE (I speak the truth in [spoken by] Christ, and lie not;) a TEACHER of the Gentiles in faith and verity."


Titus 1:5                     "For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ORDAIN ELDERS in every city, as I had appointed thee.


Hebrews 5:1                High priests in Old Testament

Hebrews 8:3                High priests' duties

Hebrews 9:6                Design of tabernacle

Jude 4                          Ungodly men






Mark 3:14                  Who were ordained?  __________________________________________

                                    Who ordained them?  ________________________ 

                                    Do we have apostles today?  __________


Acts 1:20,22,26          Who was ordained?  ___________________________________ 

                                    To take whose place?  __________________________________ 

                                    He was then numbered with what group? ______________________ 

                                    Do we have apostles today?  ___________


Acts 14:23                  Who were ordained? ___________________________________________

                                    Do we have elders today?  __________


1 Timothy 2:7 Who was ordained?  ____________________________. 

                                    Who ordained him?  ________________________________ 

                                    What three positions did he hold?  _______________________________, ____________________________, and ____________________________.  Do we have apostles today?  _________ 

                                    If we use this verse to say preachers are to be ordained, who else must be ordained? _______________________

                                    Who must ordain them?  ____________________


Titus 1:5                     Who were ordained?  _____________________________

                                    Do we have elders today?  _________




Acts 9:10, 17-19         "And there was a certain DISCIPLE at Damascus, named Ananias....said, 'Brother Saul, the Lord...hath sent me that thou mightiest receive thy sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost.'  And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.


Acts 11:26                  Another term for "disciple" is "Christian."  Ananias had no title.


Acts 22:12,13,16        "And one Ananias, a DEVOUT man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul....be baptised and wash away thy sins."                          

                                    Ananias had no title.  He was just devout.


Acts 2:14,15,41          "But Peter, standing up with the eleven....third hour of the day (9:00 AM) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.


                                    If they began baptizing at noon and baptized until 6:00 PM, the TWELVE APOSTLES would have had to baptize 250 each, 42 an hour, unless those baptized earlier in the day helped baptize others.


Romans 6:4                "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."