If you say you are a sheep why should I believe your answer. Is is not obvious from Scripture that a true godly leader is also the servant of all. And having done that how does he know with absolute certainty that he is sound on all levels? Does he decide within himself? Does the give himself the seal of approval by virtue of his own sense of authority?
What is he is deceived or in error? Who corrects him? How can he know he is deceived or correct? To whom is he accountable? For that matter to whom are you accountable? How can I verify you are a man who speaks for God other than your own word for it. How can I verify your references are trustworthy? Would he want to play the role of the Holy Spirit substituting himself as the as the foremost authority in the life of a Christian? Does the structure make him corrupt or his own black heart? How do I know you are not corrupt in some form?
Are you not through this blog establishing yourself as some kind of authority? Who appointed you to write blogs teaching Christians at large? Who are you that we should trust of believe you? The title of your blog suggests you are someone burnt by pastors and churches? How do we know you are not some kind of unteachable rebel what drove your pastor mad with frustration?
Are you a home church advocate? Or a maverick Christian pontificating on the state of the church? Other than writing blogs what are you doing to invest yourself toward the restoration of the church? Are you yourself some kind of self appointed authority who speaks about submission but is in no way in submission yourself? I am not being sarcastic. I really want to know.
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Because you criticize those who assume unwarranted authority where they have none. How are you a member of the body of Christ? Does that exclude sincere believers and true shepherds who ARE part of the local church on the corner? Since you are a self confessed fallible individual why should anyone listen to you? Who are you exactly? What is your story? Why not come out in the open and tell us who you are? Maybe we can check you out and find some of the answers to the questions I have been asking about you.
June 8, 2010
How should the church practically function? Where should it meet? How should it meet? What should we do when we meet? Who should lead? No one? How do we determine they ARE brothers or sisters? What is the responsibility of brothers and sisters toward one another and how is that responsibility practically carried out? How is the assembling of ourselves organized and who is the one who brings the saints together. Someone, no one or everyone? Or do we just wait for the Spirit to bring us together and wait for him to give each of us revelation of where we meet?
If then there is no such revelation then who makes the call and what gives that individual the authority to make the call? What if someone wants to meet somewhere else how is the location determined: by vote? What do we make of the local assemblies mentioned in the New Testament? Were they an aberration?
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Though I may seem sarcastic I am not. These are sincere questions. These are questions that the body of Christ has been trying to answer for years. There are great churches and lousy churches. Some are independant. Some are institutions. Others are not. Some meet in church buildings others in rented halls and even living rooms…Some are part of a formal denomination and others are not.
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Mature christians and immature….. This response is more for others who read this blog than for you. I myself am a pastor and I must confess that the issues you bring up confront me everyday.
pierreducalvet.ca/161826.php But I believe in the local church and its pastors and overseers because there is no way to escape it :This is the Biblical model. I too am grieved over what it has reduced itself too but I am convinced it can be restored. Your comments will force to ask questions that will make us better…and try to avoid producing people that carry the hurts and disappointments you must have experienced.
And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men. But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge;.
- June 8, 2010.
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