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Thursday, August 1, 2013


Pastoral Authority?

I've been a Christian since 1995, and have read the Bible over and over ever since. However, I never heard of the term "pastoral authority," until around the year 2007 or so. Some churches carry this thing to the point of cults, such as having a pope, or church prophet. Other churches also are cultish with their beliefs in pastoral authority, by teaching that if any of the congregation go against anything their pastor teaches, then that person is not saved.

Many churches practice varying shades of pastoral authority, but not all of them are cults, and there may be something scriptural to a proper form of pastoral authority. Many churches believe in pastoral authority, but they believe it only as far as the pastor having the final say on things of church business, such as what color the new drapes should be, if no one can agree, and the direction he thinks the church should take - to expand, to stay as they are, or to cut out extraneous programs which aren't very scriptural, anyway.

Pastoral authority does not extend to each individual that attends said church, unless that member is in an obvious backslidden condition, in which case, if it is bad enough, then scripturally, the person could be shunned. To read the scriptural account of what shunning really is, click here.

Now, let us take a gander at some "pastoral authority" scriptures:

Under the New Testament, or new covenant, we no longer have priests. Jesus was our high priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession." -Hebrews 4:14

Born again Christians are now priests and kings:

"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." -Revelation 1:6

In the New Testament assembly, the Pastor/Preacher/Minister/Bishop is in the churches. However, he is not the head of his church. The universal church is made up of the body of Christ, which is all believers around the world. Jesus is the head of the church:

"For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body." -Ephesians 5:23

The pastor of a church is to follow Christ's lead in his church. If someone in his congregation disagrees with one or more of his teachings, he is not to punish the person for it, but consider how he may possibly be wrong, else he can use the Scriptures to show the person why he thinks he's correct. Each Christian should test everything they hear against the scriptures - even the preaching in their very church:

"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." -Acts 17:11

Jesus also told people to search the Scriptures, and see for themselves that He is the Messiah:

"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." -John 5:39

Now, let's move on to the main Scriptures used the most, in support of pastoral authority, and let's see what they really say, instead of taking anyone's word for it:

"This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil." -1 Timothy 3:7

"If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers." -1 Timothy 1:6-9

Notice the pastor (bishop) is supposed to be apt to teach. Sermons are not supposed to be fluff, or feel good pieces. They are supposed to be lessons in the scriptures, to help us learn more about our Lord, and draw closer to God. A pastor is also to rule his own house well. In the home, the Bible says the husband is the head of the house. However, it doesn't say that he is to rule the church (its members), but that he is to "take care" of it (them). One can take care of their sick sister, but that doesn't mean they have rule over her. The pastor takes care of the flock by teaching sound doctrine. The pastor also takes care of the church by making decisions for ministries the church starts or partakes in, etc. This taking care is along the lines of guiding the church. He is to rule his house, and guide the church. If he does not have the wisdom to rule his family well, then how can he possibly have the wisdom to guide, or take care of the church? Notice it didn't say he is to rule the church.

"And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves." -1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

"Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation." -Hebrews 13:7

"Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." -Hebrews 13:17

The above scriptures don't say it's specifically the pastor of your church who has rule over you. If the above passages were referring to pastoral authority, then why didn't it say bishop, or whatnot? Who are those who have rule over us, as per the above verses?

Those who have rule over us in the Lord would be those who are older (and wiser) than ourselves, who are also Christians, and who we know to be good, wise Christians. This would be the aged men for Christian men:

"That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience." -Titus 2:2

"Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded." -Titus 2:6

And the aged Christian women for the younger Christian women:

"The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to..." -Titus 2:3-4a

Younger, less experienced Christians are to submit to older, wiser Christians:

"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble." -1 Peter 5:5

Again, we are to check what they say against the Scriptures. Never take anyone's word for what the Bible teaches. Dear reader, you must check, study, and learn the scriptures for yourselves.

Moving on...

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood." -Acts 20:28

Notice this doesn't say "rulers over the flock." It says "overseer." An overseer is one who directs, supervises, and manages. The pastor is to be an overseer, in that he is to direct his congregation in proper doctrine, he is to supervise the church staff, and he is to manage the church, staff, and the preaching. In this sense, we see above "overseers, to feed the church of God." The pastor is to make sure proper doctrine is taught in the church. However, the above doesn't say that the congregation isn't allowed to check everything their pastor says with the scriptures. We know we are expected to, from earlier scriptures quoted in this article.

Below is another scripture some use for pastoral authority:

"The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock." -1 Peter 5:1-3

The pastor is to lead his congregation via example, not by lording it over them. This sounds different to what many churches teach about pastoral authority. It's not supposed to be about control. It's supposed to be about order in the church, sound teaching, and the pastor being an example to the flock.

What did Jesus say about pastoral authority?

"But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all." -Mark 10:42-44

The above tells us the minister is not to exercise lordship over us, but is to be a servant. The pastor is to serve Christ by serving His church.

"But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren." -Matthew 23:8

No pastor, pope, or church "prophet," is master over the children of God. Christ is our Rabbi (which means master). Speaking of titles, did you know that it is unscriptural to call a minister or pastor "reverend?" Like "Father," "reverend" is a name for God, not a man:

"He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name." -Psalm 111:9

Continuing on...

"Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand." -2 Corinthians 1:21-24

The apostles went from church to church, to teach them sound doctrine. Soon, churches had the Bible, and they were/are to get their doctrine from that. Apostles and pastors do NOT have dominion over our faith. They are to lead and guide, not to dominate. They are to serve the church, not lord it over.

Do I believe in pastoral authority? Yes and no. I prefer not to use the term, because of its strong cultish undertones. I do not believe it is scriptural, in the sense of the pastor ruling the flock, but I do believe it is scriptural for the pastor to have the final say on things related to which missionaries the church supports, what classes are to occur, and which ones to drop, etc.

Now, what about their authority to the flock, when church is in session? Certainly, we are to give our pastor respect, just as we should to any person. God is not a respecter of persons (snobby against certain people) and neither should we be. To study this further, see the first half of James chapter 2. In the church, the congregation is expected to quietly and peacefully listen to the pastor. However, they are also expected to check the scriptures for themselves to make sure the teaching is sound.

Outside of the church, the pastor has limited "authority" over the flock, however there is some:

"It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?" -1 Corinthians 5:1-6

"Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme." -1 Timothy 1:19-20

When a Christian is shunned, they are delivered up to Satan. They are no longer welcome in Christian fellowship, until they repent of their backslidden condition. This does not at all mean forgiveness is not given. A Christian is commanded to forgive. One may shun and still forgive at the same time.

A Christian in an obvious backslidden condition is to be shunned from the church, unless they turn from their wicked ways. This is scriptural. For more scriptures and information on this, see Simply Shunning.

If you are sharing Bible study articles, or sharing what you've learned from the Bible with others, you are not going against any "pastoral authority," even if what you believe/say is different than the official stance of your church. Just as long as you are backing up your doctrine with the scriptures, and you aren't leading people astray, away from Christ, then you are doing nothing wrong. In fact, the Bible calls this 'iron sharpening iron:'

"Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." -Proverbs 27:17

Many people, especially women, have had the calling to fiercely study the Bible, and to share with others what they've found, but they have been put down by their very church, and told they are not allowed to do that. Balderdash. See Women and the Ministry. No church has any authority to tell a Christian they can't spread the Gospel, or share their bible studies with others.

Sisters, follow your calling from God, but first, make sure it is from God, and lines up with the scriptures.

In concluding, I don't believe in pastoral authority as it is generally taught.


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org. If you can't find or start a home church in your area, then look for a Family Integrated Church, an Independent Baptist church, or look in your phonebook for a nearby Baptist church.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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Anthem

Cleopatra

Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble

Middlemarch

The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina

Sisters

Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird