Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bob: The Preacher

This cartoonist has other views I do not agree with but this cartoon says it all:

Rev 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

I often have thought, the true Christian church was never supposed to be a one man show where the crowd sits around in a circle to watch them "perform" and have spoken of this subject before. While the Bible outlines roles for teachers and elders and for preaching, something went awry when church became a "stage show". Jesus warned against the lies of the Nicolaitans and we are seeing the outcome of the modern Nicolatian church. It isn't just the Catholics who brought out the Pope and priests to "rule" over everyone contrary to the book of Galatians but the Protestants and evangelicals on down, have entered into that error as well.

Mar 10:42 But Jesus called them [to him], and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

Mar 10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

Mar 10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

That's not supposed to be a one man show. Jesus Christ is our High Priest and Whom the attention should be focused on.

Hbr 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;


Jeremy Williams said...

That cartoon sums it up perfectly.

Bible Believer said...

Thank you Jeremy, I sure think so.

Anonymous said...

Amen! (I rarely say amen these days)...