I have been working through this question in my mind and with the Scripture recently and have had several conversations with other Pastors and brothers in Christ on this matter. However, I have been receiving many different answers regarding the subject. I do have a tentative position presently but would like to know more (perhaps biblically) as to why any of the three answers named above would the most probable. Of course, quoting church history or the church fathers will also be much appreciated and welcomed. So...how and why do YOU understand this issue as you do?