This year has been a hard time on our reputation as a church. Many pastors have stepped down because of various reasons. This is heart breaking! Within our denomination where we are missionaries, I see a rising trend, not in all churches but in many as we travel.
When we give the ownership of a church to man, then we have taken God’s glory away from Him. It is never good when that happens.
I believe when we give more praise and more glory to the man leading than to God we are practicing idolatry. Isaiah 42:8 says, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Isaiah 48:11 says, “…I will not give my glory unto another.”
When someone is more concerned about what their preacher will think about something than what God will think about something. This is a very serious matter! (more…)