Opinions on faith and life

Another One Bites the Dust

2007-11-20

Today brought us news of yet another scandal: a self-important “Pastor” had a child by his brother’s wife, other affairs as well, and lied under oath. And what’s the “solution” according to the “love child”? “’It was a necessary evil to bring us back to a God-consciousness,’ said the younger Paulk, explaining that the church had become too personality-driven and prone to pastor worship.”

Not only are wolves guarding the sheep-pen, they’re also setting up housekeeping with the sheep and making little, uh, ’sheeves’, and the sheeves are feeding on Hinduism. But at least some of them recognize the problem of personality and pastor worship, which is more than I can say for most “Pastors” and teachers today. One has to wonder why there is deafening silence from Christian leadership nationwide when one of their own is caught in great sin, and probably unbelief.

Why indeed the silence. You don’t suppose it’s got anything to do with possible skeletons in the closets of said leadership, do you?

As each scandal breaks, the name of Jesus is further maligned, and rest assured that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Instead of disciples of deep character and solid doctrine, we have “Pastors Gone Wild”. Churchianity surely deserves the bad reputation it has earned among unbelievers. We cannot give anyone a position of power among believers, not only because it is a direct violation of Jesus’ “not so among you”, but because power still corrupts “even the elect”. But for two thousand years the lesson remains unlearned.

When will pastor worship stop? When will The Club disband? When will people read the Bible for themselves and see Christianity as it was designed to be, a family instead of a corporation? When will The Clergy swallow their pride, and the misogynists give up their lust for power? When will the “sheeple” stop listening to these “hired hands” and follow the True Shepherd?

Acts 20:28-31 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number some will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Jeremiah 51:45 Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD.

Revelation 18:4 Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues...