Instead of being governed by the Spirit, he is ruled by feelings, desires, greed, intellectual interpretation and tradition. Our churches are filled with carnal believers who don’t depend on the Word for their daily guidance. By rejecting the Word they also reject the Holy Spirit that speaks the Word to spirit and mind.
Pastors and teachers have to take the church from milk to meat. I would be horrified to see adults wearing diapers to church, yet spiritually many believers are wearing diapers in the house of God. The reason we treat our pastors like gods is that we are babies and we are letting them carry us.
We have to grow up so we can assist in the work of ministry and stop being a burden to the church. Imagine a woman trying to care for 20 to 30 babies at one time. She would eventually crack under the pressure. We must pray and study seven days a week, not just on Sunday in the presence of our pastor. We need more men and women committed to the truth of scripture over tradition, hype and fluff.
Elmyra N. Jackson