Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Notice the bible does not say "For as many as are led by the Pastor of their church, these are sons of God."
nor does it say "For as many as are led by the Elders, deacons, bishops...whatever, these are sons of God."
What does this mean? The bible says:
1 Tim 5:17 Let the elders that (proistemi) well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
What does "proistemi" mean? It means to preside over, AS A PROTECTOR OR GUARDIAN, TO GIVE AID, TO CARE FOR, GIVE ATTENTION TO. See anything about "ruling" or "leading" in there? Nope
nowhere in the bible does it say pastors or elders "lead" ANYTHING. Why is that? The sheep follow the Good Shepherd, JESUS. Leadership implies FOLLOWERS. You won't find anywhere in the bible that even remotely implies that men are supposed to follow other men in the body of christ. You wonder why so called christianity is so messed up today, you can start right here. The pastoral system setup today in 99% of the churches is a system of idolatry.
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