Are we here just to argue?
I asked you why you think Jesus said to call the elders.....
Could you read James 5 and post what it means to you?
I'll comment on Peter tomorrow when at my computer.
Sorry. Perhaps I come across that way. Many of my discussions are heated and when going from one to the other it is difficult to turn off the demeanor.
(James 5:14-15) "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have comitted sins, they shall be forgiven him."
I believe this is addressing any local body of believers. Any local church. And that church will have leaders and elders in that church. If one of that body is sick and he seeks healing, then he needs to call the leaders of that church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus Christ. And the prayer of faith, from the one seeking healing and from the elders, will heal him. And if his sickness was the result of his sins, they shall be forgiven him.