Continued rant

Continued rant on addressing people by spiritual titles:

Here’s another way of looking at it, think of how or why obeying Jesus would not work in your particular church scene, i mean, would it all fall apart if everyone was simply brother or sister, and yet giftings were recognized? There is something drastically wrong if obeying Jesus would cause your church to disintegrate.

What does this touch on? Pride. If a leader’s ego is not stroked, and people’s perceived need for a “priest” or mediator is not met, will it all fall apart?

But facing reality is the only way to break the vicious circle of spiritual pride and false dependence.

Of course, there’s far more to it than merely base pride, it’s easier to control people if everyone knows their “place”, their “position”, so, other than pride there is greed, also, to be considered, as how could a leader extract money from people if he’s just one of several brothers who jointly oversee the church?

 

And people are more likely to give more money to a person who presents themselves as some kind of spiritual authority or celebrity. And this doesn’t just happen, men have to work quite hard to get such adulation and maintain it.

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