Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Maligning Ministers

There is a well-known phenomenon in Churches: people who malign either a past or a present minister -- and not only that, have nothing whatsoever good to say about them -- not if one presses them. Where there is no modulation of such views, one is clearly dealing with something abnormal. There is even a name for it: pathological antagonism. OBSERVATION: Under my minstr(ies), the policy of the Church has been: no such person is received into Church membership until this problem with a past or present minister is resolved. Where such a person is already in membership, this is more difficult. There are no doubt rogues in ministry, but I think that these are rare. And where a minister is ordained and called by God, God will use him or her, in spite of shortcomings and weaknesses.

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