Part 9: Defiled Leadership

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

Greetings Brethren,

Peace be unto you. The assessment and evaluation of leadership in the church is clearly revealed by using the Bible as a guide. The inspired Word of God is our guide to the Laws of God and the rules and regulations that apply to all of God's creation. However, the believers have a special relationship to the Word because of what, it reveals. Thus what they do not know they should be striving to attain, through study, worship, prayer etc.

The most vivid scripture that indicts Preachers concerning defilement is noted in I Corinthians 3: 17:

"If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy which temple ye are."

Meanwhile, they defile the Word. Who defiles the Word? Church leaders defile the Word when they do not use the Bible as their guide. When a Preacher puts a man or woman in the flesh before God, he defiles the Word. Meanwhile, money, material things, prestige, power, fame and human personalities are great priorities in the church. However God is the most important reason we come to church. Sadly the False Prophets have denied this reality and have defiled the church. But, what is defiled?

There are several Hebrew and Greek words that have a relationship to defile. These words mean too profane, pollute, and render unclean. In the Old Testament defile has a comprehensive meaning. An example of physical defilement is found in Song of Solomon 5:3.

We note an act of sexual defilement in Leviticus 18:20. In the Book of Isaiah 59:3 and Ezekiel 37:23 we find ethical defilement. Leviticus 11:24 and 17:15 also reveal ceremonial defilement. Finally in the Old Testament we see examples of religious defilement in Numbers 35:33 and Jeremiah 3:1.

Meanwhile, in the New Testament factors of ceremonial or ritual defilement do not exist. Therefore, we find ethical and religious defilement in the New Testament scriptures. Examples of ethical defilement are noted in Mark 7:19, Acts 10:15, 9-29, and Romans 14:20.

Mark 7:19: "Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?"

As the Jews interpreted the dietary laws (noted in Leviticus 11) they thought they could be clean before God because of what they would not eat. However Jesus noted that sin begins inside the heart with respect to the attitudes and intentions of the inner person. Therefore Jesus came, too pave the way for the changes in the law noted in Acts 10:9-29. Thus, Jesus removed all the cultural restrictions regarding food.

Mark 7:19 also reveals that meat cannot defile a man because we eliminate it from the body along with other waste material. However, verses 20-23 of Mark 7 reveal examples of the deliberate intentions of the heart that defile man. Adultery, fornication, and blasphemy are all prompted by the heart. These things defile a man because they corrupt his heart. They eventually corrupt his life because his actions, deeds and words will bear out this defilement.

Therefore we argue that the ungodly Preacher is defiled in his deeds words and actions. Often these defiled Preachers speak on Truth in the Bible but, they do not act or live this Truth. Often church members that challenge the Pastorís power and authority are removed from office, relived of duties and responsibilities or Censored.

The ungodly Preacher also refuses to meet with various members to settle disputes in the church to insure harmony. Without the approval or a vote of the church ungodly Preachers place people in leadership positions. However if they do not meet his approval or if they fail to follow the leadership of selected flunkies they are removed.

Peace and Love, Carl Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 24 June 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.



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