Forgive my momentary angst about church leaders who are only interested in amassing titles here on earth, but do they think their titles will get them a reservation in heaven?
Let’s face it. There are more people bearing the title bishop, apostle, overseer, Your Imminence, prophet, pastor and evangelist. Some have confused the roles of ministry that are established for the benefit of the people (they think the people should benefit them). The true spokespersons can hardly get an invite to speak any where because their name won’t draw a million-dollar crowd. What has happened to the church today? Are we addicted to the sensationalism and nonsense that goes on in churches everywhere? (I did not say in every church.) The call to ministry for all believers is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do not need titles to do that. And many of those bearing titles, do not promote the Gospel; they promote themselves as a 15 minute wonder–all talk and no action. I mean, how can you get up in front of people and say, “I hear God saying that there are people here who can give a $1,000 dollars.” When no one gives that amount, God changes His mind about He said (according to those professing the lie). Now, they’re asking for a lesser amount, still proclaiming that God is the motivator.
Get real folks! God doesn’t change His mind or lie! That’s man/woman doing so! And since they are misrepresenting God, they apparently have no hope of getting into heaven or they would surely know–God is not mocked and is not fooled by the foolish! If you were not called by God to do what you’re doing, then you will answer to Him, on That Day!
I’m willing to proclaim that no one who misleads God’s people into believing a lie or causing them to promote a lie will have a place in heaven. Will I see you there?