In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
We are surrounded by offices. We have buildings full of rooms called offices. Most buildings including house tend to have an “office” in them. But why? For an office is not a room. An office is some official authority granted to an individual.
Thus we have officers of the Law: police. And officers of the Gospel: pastors. Officers of Law have authority from the State to uphold the law of the land. Officers of the Gospel have authority from God to forgive those who break His law. That is what an office is: authority to do something.