Isaiah 42:8"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
1.the religious worship of idols.
2.excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.
Have you ever been to a church where many if not most of the people DID'NT blindly adore, revere the one man show pastor? Did you not see the blind devotion? THAT'S IDOLATRY
Is it any wonder Jesus said He HATES the practices of the Nicolaitans? It leads to idolatry.
I'd be willing to bet that most people have never seen a bible based pastor/shepherd. The bible mentions the word "pastor" ONE TIME, yet you see them EVERYWHERE. On the other hand ELDERs is used all over the place. The church should be watched over/overseen by a plurality of elders. Those elders should rotate duties so no one of them ever becomes a "one man show."
Let me make this clear, there is ONLY ONE, one man show in true christianity, and that's the Son of Man, aka Jesus Christ, that's it...
Do pastors receive "glory" in their positions as CEO's in the churches, you better believe they do, and what did the Lord say about that? I WILL NOT GIVE MY GLORY TO ANOTHER OR MY PRAISE TO IDOLS. Do people praise pastors? Open your eyes and see for yourself, the answer is YES. The entire pastoral system is a Nicolaitan LIE that leads churches into idolatry and opens them up to every satanic attack imaginable. Today's CEO style "pastors" are easy targets for satan. All the enemy has to do is corrupt the apostate CEO's and the churches they "lead" come tumbling down, one after the other after the other. Come out from the babylonian apostianity you've been sold brothers. Turn back to your faithful Creator, who loves you and who will LEAD YOU HIMSELF.
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you,and ye need not that any man teach you:but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things,and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you,you shall abide in him.I John 2:27
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.1 Corinthians 2:10-12
Grace and Peace