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More Pastors Jumping Off the Rock into the Raging Waters

elvis18 Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 2:51 PM
THE WORD PASTOR--- Doesn't automatically mean anything. As someone mentioned here.....CONVICTION ABSENCE! ANNFAN--SAID IT WELL ..no bed of Roses to be strong in conviction for Christ! Elvis
Paul453 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 9:00 AM
Pastor has the same meaning as Elder ,a pastor and preacher are two different positions in Christ's church.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 4:08 PM

A pastor presupposes a flock. The shepherd is PASTOR of his sheep.

Preachers are correctly our priests, speaking from the pulpit. The elder is a bishop, who represents Christ in authority.

Paul453 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:49 AM
Where is your scripture for preachers specifically being called priests in Christ's new Testament
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 10:43 AM

They just are; since Christ founded His Church. As for "your scripture" for that specifically:

Christ preached throughout His public life. Priests of His Church are also given that mission. And they are priests in direct emulation of Jesus, who is our High Priest; the Bible tells us that very clearly. His holy priesthood acts in "Persona Cristi." That's their calling from God.

What Jesus has done they are also called to do as Catholic ministers.
Ministers in the denominational role are not acting priests. They have no authority from Him either, that we can see in Scripture.


When evangelical preachers lose their way and turn their backs on biblical Christianity, why is it they end up in the Episcopal Church?

As a preacher who traveled in the opposite direction and left the Episcopal Church 22 years ago—or I should say the Episcopal Church left me—I think I have a clue.

On March 18, the Huffington Post reported that Rob Bell, the one-time evangelical pastor who rejected the core of Christian faith, has endorsed homosexual marriage.

Where was that endorsement made? Surprise, surprise: Grace Cathedral, the Episcopal Cathedral of the Diocese of California. Grace Cathedral is located in...