Are Protestant Church of Christ Elders Valid?

The CofC offen brings up one verse (or two) that is meant to prove how the Catholic Church’s priests are illegitimate. The third Chapter of First Timothy says elders must be “the husband of one wife.” I explained the meaning of that verse here and how it in no way damages the historical Catholic understanding of the qualifications of priesthood. There are more — and more important — characteristics of a valid elder that the CofC overlooks. And when those details are considered, it becomes clear as to which “Church of Christ” is the real Church of Christ.
• If the Protestant Church of Christ (CofC) believes it’s the New Testament Church, and
• If the CofC believes it has valid priests (elders), and
• Every elder in the New Testament was ordered through the hierarchy of the Church,
• And the CofC elders are all self-appointed or communally appointed,
• Then the CofC is not the New Testament Church with valid elders.
…and…
• If the CofC believes it’s the New Testament Church, and
• If the CofC believes it has valid elders, and
• The New Testament commands Christians to obey their elders,
• Yet the CofC, at some point in the past, was “restored” by rebelling against established elders, and appointed new elders.
• Then the CofC is not the New Testament Church with valid elders.
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