Acts 15: 22-29 Who took part in writing this letter of doctrinal instruction? What was their role in the early Church? Note verse 24. It seems some among the early Church were taking it upon themselves to teach doctrines that had not been agreed upon by the apostles. Now consider Matthew 16:18-19 along with 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 (important to read the entire chapter for context), 2 Thessalonians 2:1-15 (again, context is important. Note also St. Paul’s final statement in verse 15.), see also 1 Timothy 3:15. What might these passages suggest about Church leadership with regard to the authority for doctrinal teaching?