The Lord just dropped another gem into my mind. When we look at people like Paul in the bible, it's just as important to realize what they did'nt do as what they did do. I apologize in advance for all the CAPS use but I get so fired up I can barely contain myself.
Do you realize that Paul, throughout all his extensive travels in the bible, never once appointed a "pastor?" NOT ONE. Did Paul and/or the Holy Spirit have some monumental lapse of judgement or is today's babylonian style of christianity with its attendant idolatrous pastoral system corrupt from its foundations on up?
Don't you think we should have seen at least a couple "pastors" installed somewhere? Not even an "honorable mention" of one anywhere? WHY NOT?
I'll tell you why. Because todays so called christianity is a business not a living body. It's a man made organization not a living organism. Todays babylonian churchianity would ask you "how can we run our business....uh, i mean "church" without a CEO, uhh, I mean "pastor?"
This is huge folks, Paul never appointed, setup, spoke with, had interaction, referenced, a single pastor....EVER. You need to stew on that for awhile. The one reference in the book of Ephesians is for to a shepherd, not a pastor (get rid of your KJV unless you are VERY selective with its use.) That reference was once...one time in the entire new testament, again, whatever the shepherd is supposed to do, it is VERY limited.
I see elders everywhere in the new testament, and today's hired hand, CEO "pastors" would tell you that elders=pastors, and pastors=elders but that would be coming from someone who is tainted themselves AND it would be pure speculation because you won't find that in the bible anywhere.
Satan gives you a babylonian form of christianity that is lifeless and dead as a substitute for the real thing. Since men have been perpetuating this apostasy since as far back as the time of Augustine, they assume that it must be the right thing to do. Since millions of people are doing it, it must be right, right? Wrong. Since men have been practicing this babylonian form of apostasy for more than a thousand years, it must be right, right? Wrong.
Todays churchianity looks like, smells like and acts like the world. What does that tell you? The only difference between todays so called christianity and the world is all the "christian" jargon they throw around "have a blessed day!" etc etc.
It is increasingly obvious to many people that there is a war on against the family unit. Look at the statistics for divorce, birth out of wedlock, abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity flowing like sewage from a firehose all over this world. They can see the war on the nuclear family, but they completely ignore the war that is almost complete (but never will be completed) against the christian family. The body of Christ is living and active, it is full of power and light, it is organic and moving, it restores and is effective. That is why Satan went after the church family a long time ago to turn it into the lifeless organization it is today. "Go to church" Satan laughs, "just don't be the church" he whispers with a snarl on his face.
So...the next time you "go to church" ask your "pastor" why Paul never once appointed one? Judging from today's Fortune 500 style of christianity they should have been on every street corner, but they were'nt.
Paul had many opportunities to tell us all about what "pastors" do, but he does'nt mention them. Take this for example. Paul is telling us specifically what we should see in the church and pastors are NOT mentioned...
1 Cor 12:28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
Ok, so maybe Paul and the Holy Spirit forgot to tell us how "important" "pastors" are to the church, here's another chance for them to tell us:
Acts 13:1Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Wait a minute? Prophets and teachers? Where the heck are the "pastors?" Nowhere to be found, not a whisper, no mention NADA.
So WHY do we see them in every steepled monument to man (church building/towers of babel) on every street corner in America and around the world? WHY
It should be no surprise to you that every discussion like this brings us back to the same places over and over and over again. Are you still wondering why only a few will be saved (Matt 7:14)? Are you still wondering why Matt 7:21+ was written?
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Are you still wondering why the world looks at the imposter, apostasy laced fabrication fronting as christianity today and they mock it? Do you still wonder why people have been showing up with guns and mowing down people in these "churches" then killing themselves? They see through the lies and deception much better than those who go to get "serviced" multiple times per week.
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