Multiple leaders are stepping down from their pastoral position as their lustful nature and pressures of the world entice them to engage in sinful activities, infidelity, rape, adultery, fornication, molestation, money laundering, and murders.
Some pastoral leaders are overwhelmed and believe they are not equip to endure the pressure and crisis of todays world.
The Bible is a book of debate rather than the word of life.
The common ground of church filter is, if you agree with my sinful narrative than you my pastor! If you disagree, you are hypocritical, unrealistic, and/or an old school traditional religious leader.
The feuds have become warfares which the morals, (principles and rules of right conduct), and values, (the social constructs) have shifted to wrong is right and right is wrong.
But wait! Just in case my leader strays away from the teachings of Jesus Christ, who do I follow? Where do true believers who are in a vulnerable state go? They are like sheep, lost in the wilderness, open for anyone to prey on their spiritual weakness.
Paul, an Apostle, confident in his commitment and personal relationship with Christ, as a leader said this, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ,” (1 Corinthians 11:1). He was dedicated to the gospel of Christ and His teachings.
A leader that follows Christ will not lead you astray, wreak havoc in your life, only teach scriptures that justifies their narrative, but is concerned about your natural and spiritual growth in Christ Jesus.
There is something significant about following a leader who follows Christ. If that leader strays away from Christ, your biblical foundation should not detour because God is present…and He left the Holy Spirit to lead you to truth… a true leader. Trust Him.
During the process of finding a true leader, “Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father];” (Ephesians 5:1). That is a good father who loves His children.
Stay true, pray, and know He will never leave or forsake you. You’ll know a true leader by the biblical example the leader exemplifies… yes, there may be flaws and imperfections, but their spiritual guidance will outweigh their imperfections. Their tenacity for the ways of God is a light that will attract you.
Let’s end with this, pray for those in leadership, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God,” (Romans 13:1).
Placed there by God? Yes! Know this, the office is sacred… corruption exist in the the person who occupies the office.