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Who Exactly Should Your Pastor Be To You?

I see Christians treat their pastors like demi-gods all the time. I can understand having some level of respect for the pastor because they are an elder in the church. The issue that I see with this is that people often imagine that they are supposed to serve their pastors. No! you are meant to serve God. Not the pastor, GOD!.

The bible says in Matthew 20 verse 26 to 28 “26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

From the scripture above, you see that pastors are meant to serve the church. They seek to be the leaders, therefore they must serve the church. The church is not established to serve the pastors. We need to call a spade a spade here, the real reason why some Christians treat pastors like demi-gods is because they have not grown spiritually. When someone has no relationship with God, they have to consult their pastor for everything. It is the pastors who pray on their behalf, sees visions on their behalf and does everything else on their behalf. They cannot communicate with God without the help of a pastor.

The bible says in Acts 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams”.

Whether you believe it or not, we are living in the last days, and God promised to send out his spirit. Nobody is exempted from receiving spiritual gifts from God, not even you.

To be fair, I understand that many of us might be new to the faith or new to the concept of spiritual growth. During this time you might need guidance from a pastor or someone else who is further along in faith. However, you need to begin to get curious, ask them how they advanced spiritually. Start asking questions, start reading books. Also, start praying. Start reading your bible and taking the word and its instructions seriously. If God sees that you are serious about this, he might start a communication with you.

There are possibly pastors who do not even like their church members to grow spiritually. They imagine that the person would no longer need a pastor if God speaks to them directly. We need to be wary of pastors like this.

Everything written here is honestly just my opinions. I am not a teacher or an expert on these issues. I am just another believer who is trying to point out something that I and many others believe is wrong.

What steps have you taken to grow spiritually? Let’s discuss it in the comments section. Your comments might be beneficial to somebody.

 

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