3 Signs You’ve Made Your Pastor An Idol
Bullying is a hot topic these days. While lamentably, we expect it at the schoolyard and office, we increasingly see it from the church pulpit -- where some leaders wrongly wield their position over congregants.
In a recent Christian Post article, Baptist preacher and author John Piper says that pastors like this abuse their authority and should be rebuked. While Piper describes bullying pastors as domineering leaders, bad shepherds who don’t love the flock, the article also adds that, “Not all bullying complaints are legit. Some people, he said, have an oversensitivity to healthy pastoring.”
How far, one wonders, does “healthy pastoring” extend into the personal and private lives of the people in a church body?Apparently pretty far, and if you wonder if you are giving your pastor more control than a man deserves, here are three symptoms of over-submission to look out for.