Part 9: Defiled Leadership
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
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
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
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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