Bible: “Man of God” = “Catholic Priest” (Not Every Believer)

Restorationist CofC Christians,
Below is a snippet from my book The Noble Bereans Were Catholic. A lot of your groups’ confusion about the Bible’s role in the perfecting of the saints is traced to a forced expectation: for 2 Timothy 3:16,17 (I explain the passage in depth here) to suggest that all Christians have replaced the Sacramental Priesthood and are the “man ([men]) of God” St. Paul was addressing. Please focus on the term.
[From p. 95 The Noble Bereans Were Catholic] Wrapped within the context of St. Timothy (v. 14) as the man of God (v. 17), the passage’s end goal, the salvation of souls, is presented as intrinsically linked to the work of the priest. So, either the Catholic understanding, which incorporates a recognition of St. Paul’s audience and structure, or your understanding, which assumes that the passage is written for individual edification, is correct. . . . an analysis of what, precisely, the man of God actual is, should tip your scale.
Most biblical uses of the phrase man of God are found in the Old Testament. The only other New Testament occurrence of the phrase is found in 1 Timothy: But as for you, man of God, shun all this; aim in righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness (6:11). St. Paul, again, was writing to St. Timothy and specifically called him, not the rank and file believer, man of God.
Every Old Testament use of the phrase was consistent with St. Paul’s use, or rather; St. Paul was consistent with the already-established phraseology.  The Old Testament’s use of the phrase is used to describe a man with a special status or mission from God (cf. Deuteronomy 33:1; Joshua 14:6; 1 Samuel 9:6-10; 2:27; 1 Kings 13; 17:18,24; 2 Kings 1:9-13; 4:7, 27, 42: 5:8-15; 1 Chronicles 23:14; 2 Chronicles 25:7,9; 2 Chronicles 30:1; Ezra 3:2; Nehemiah 12:24,36; Psalms 40:1; Jeremiah 35:4). It is clear, then, that St. Paul was primarily referring to St. Timothy, and secondarily to other priests (men of God) of like eminence in both 1 Timothy 6:11 and 2 Timothy 3:14-17. As such, the subject that Scripture makes complete (the priests’ work), keeps a proper Christian conduit of delivery:  legitimately ordained priests.
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