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Your Pastor is Not God.

September 25, 2018 by  
Filed under Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( There is plenty of confusion within Christianity among denominations and communities. In the black community church attendance for young adults is not the best. Many are looking at the church as a cesspool of drama that take more than it gives. Pastors have been under scrutiny for everything from mishandling funds to terrible political alliances. In churches that have strong sound leadership members unfortunately watch their pastors work under the continued pressure of a very unrealistic expectation.

This expectation may have something to do with why some pastors are able to become so powerful. It is one thing to acknowledge, honor and respect the head of one’s church. It is understandable that one would expect them to have a strong sound understanding of God’s Word and offer sound council. However, too many pastors have become idols on earth.

Pastors can do many different things to help direct their congregation and have a positive impact on the community…but they are NOT God. The pastor can’t heal your body, fix your marriage, get you out of debt, silence your haters, change your children, nor calm your anxiety. In ignorance, too many people expect the pastor to be the end all be all and in doing this they are given power over your life that does not belong to them.

At the hands of corrupt leaders’ congregations have been tore apart, marriages and families have been destroyed, and even with all the unholy behavior revealed there are still those members that will defend the foolishness to no end. Because you would see the pastor as someone set on high it’s easy to remove him from the level of accountability his office requires. When you take the time to study your bible for yourself its easier to understand the role a pastor has in your life, and that role does not sit above you nor your family.

In this same mindset good pastors can be ran into the ground. You don’t understand why the pastor is not ministering this Sunday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe he needs to rest? He is human and cannot fix everything. He can’t be a strong leader for the congregation if he can’t take care of himself. If the president of he Unites States knows how to take a vacation what makes you think your pastor doesn’t need one. This is where believers, again, need to understand the Word for themselves. Know that, though the power of agreement is available, its okay to keep yourself lifted in prayer.

If the pastor can’t make it to the hospital to see you because he, or a member of his family, is ill this doesn’t make him a terrible leader. The best example he can give you is himself. It should comfort you that the person leading your church understands self-care, makes his family his first priority, actually spends time seeking God for himself, and gives to the same ministry you do while holding himself to the same principles as you. In this he is showing you is a Man of God…he is not God.

Take a moment to evaluate how you view church leadership. Look at what you defend, or rebuke, and match it against the Word you profess to believe. Understand your pastor is a part of your community and your church support system, but he didn’t give you life. He will answer to the same God as you.

Staff Writer; Christian Starr

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2 Responses to “Your Pastor is Not God.”
  1. Pro-Black says:

    Brother you don’t even like to be called black when all the great leaders: Malcom X, MLK, Fred Hampton CALLED THEMSELVES JUST THAT.

    You sound like Umar Johnson, the nerve to criticize Frederick Douglas over a white wife.

    You..(Ya’ll) haven’t done anything to the community compared to them, therefore your rhetoric is garbage. Put in that work and I’ll believe you, until then….


    West Africans Historical DNA comes from…….Congo AKA Central Africa AKA also East Africa…AKA BLACK.


    I’m secure who I am..I’m not reciting from.. or fighting some White Supremacist View of who I am. Like Klaw in Black Panther he called them savages even when wakandans were clearly the better people.


    Not us, not BLACK FOLKS

    Black is the color of the Universe…
    Brown is the color of turds in the toilet.
    Black is the color of a business doing fine.
    Brown is the color of mold and rot. (far more then black actually)

    Why is it so important what we call ourselves?

    We have no Tribal Name or Culture so any “meaning” is pointless and based on emotional/dictionary fiat. Its meaning isn’t worth anything.

    Africa comes from “Africanus” the Italian Conqueror
    *Africa also comes from Egypt…but we are not Kemet, nor Moors.

    You always pick the most irrelevant of topics.

  2. TREVO CRAW says:

    AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE NOT BLACK and we must hold pastors accountable to the Bible

    It amazes me how many of you are still brainwashed to call yourselves BLACK. Black is not an identity and scientifically black is not even a color. It is next to nothing. Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin. The white oppressive slave trader called you black and himself white to set up a contrast and to attach negative images and denotations to you based on a lie about color. Look up BLACK in the dictionary.

    Research even shows that blacks are perceived by other groups as very different from African Americans. But we still keep calling ourselves what someone else defined us as, what we are not and what has a negative dictionary denotation in society. WAKE UP. LOOK AT THE REAL COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. YOU ARE NOT BLACK. You are an African American. The lie of calling us black and defining us by color (the wrong color) has been in place so long that our people accept it as truth – but it’s not. Know your colors.

    Native Americans do not allow others to call them red men. Asians do not accept being called yellow men. Hispanics do not answer to “what’s up brown man”. And Caucasians are not white, notebook paper is white. Wake up and see the plan where white racist supremacists plotted to redefine our people from Africa. STOP CALLING YOURSELF SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE NOT!

    Black is the “color” of your car tires, not your skin author. Being called “black” is a lie and it should be offensive. Haitians, Jamaicans and even Africans do not accept being called “black”, Why do you think that is? They are identified by tribes, klans, geographic areas and their respective countries. By using the very term black to describe us, we are doing the following:
    1. Using a term white oppressors and slave masters gave us.
    2. Letting someone else define us other than our own people.
    3. Calling ourselves something we are not.
    4. Buying into thee lie and the negative denotation. Check the dictionary.
    5. Being set apart in a way that no other ethnic group allows. Native Americans are not called Red Man. Asians are not called Yellow Man. Hispanics are not called Brown Man. They do not and will not accept being defined by color and by some other race or ethnic group at that.
    6. Ignoring our actual color (brown) which means brainwashing has worked. Any time someone can get an entire race, ethnic group or culture to ignore what they are and call themselves what they factually are not, THEY HAVE BEEN INDOCTRINATED, ASSIMILATED AND BRAINWASHED.
    7. Playing right into the oppressor’s profiles and stereotypes. Did you know studies show there is a different perception of black people than there is of African Americans? Words create perceptions and perceptions create actions towards us.
    WAKE UP. You know your colors. And even though others around the world equated our ancestors with the color of the soil in Africa or the meaning of negro/negroid, that does not change the fact that WE ARE BROWN – NOT BLACK.
    Facts are facts and YOU ARE BROWN, NOT BLACK. When you receive the revelation of why they keep calling African Americans “black” and Caucasian people “white”, you may just wake up!

    STOP LETTING OTHER GROUPS DEFINE YOU WITH AN OBVIOUS LIE that we have heard and accepted so much that we believe it’s true and forget our colors. The de-programming has to take root or African Americans will forever be defined, limited and oppressed by those who get us to accept a lie.

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