THE PREACHER/MINISTER/PASTOR

 

(What Does The Bible Teach About Preachers?)

 

Part 47: Related Scripture To Jeremiah 23: 1

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you.  We are mighty grateful for Almighty God our Father for giving us the strength and the gift to write. We relish the blessings of the inspiration. Thus we lift up Jesus and will pray without ceasing for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the way of righteousness.

 

Brethren we need God and all of his mercy because our message sees the folly and blasphemy in the multitude of false teachers scattered throughout the landscape that God created.

 

Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing and humble slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 9 September 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth

 

 

Brethren bear with us and receive a blessing. There are 40 verses in Jeremiah 23. We plan to discuss all that have a direct impact on our major discussion.  However we will continue our discussion of verse 1 with reference to various other prominent scriptures noted by the Prophet Jeremiah in other places.

 

Jeremiah 5: 31. “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”

 

The Prophet Jeremiah in this scripture reveals three classes or groups of people, the Prophets, Priests ad the people. They all have certain responsibilities. The Prophets are to teach the Law of the Lord. The Priests/Pastors are supposed to bear rule or execute that teaching. Finally the people are to regulate their conduct by the leadership of the others.

 

Brethren it is for certain that God has certain requirements for His servants. However the measure or degree of responsibility is not always the same. Galatians 6:5 teaches that one cannot bear that which belongs to another.

 

Meanwhile Jeremiah reveals as inspired by Almighty God that the leaders (Prophets, Priest/Pastors) were to blame for the ills of the nation and are condemned. But the people also have some responsibility because they agreed to the corrupt leadership. For the record this still exists today as the many false teachers continue a mission of unrighteousness and the people follow.

 

So what does the Bible say about this? As many often claim that they have no control over corrupt church leaders that they follow.

 

Romans 1:32: “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

 

Brethren the Bible reveals that you do not have to be an active participant in a sinful act to share in its guilt. Therefore if your Preacher is a whoremonger, liar and denies Christ and you follow him you are just as guilty as he is. So if man is favorable (does not speak against in some manner) toward wicked teaching and evil practices of another it makes him a partaker of that evil. It is as bad to rejoice in iniquity as it is to practice it.

 

Cont. Part 48: Parallels of The Prophet Micah and Jeremiah (Micah 2:11).

 

 

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