One of the things that I always found odd is when a Pastor proclaims that no one can remove him from his position except God.
Well heck. In one way I agree. I can not scratch my ear if God doesn’t let me and no, I am not being funny, it is absolutely true.
Yet as a Pastor, I would think if I was found doing things unbecoming a Pastor and even a layman, that my church could throw me out. As a matter of fact, I encourage it.
I do believe the Pastor should have a chance to repent and ask forgiveness of the Church but in the absence of that, he’s out of here.
One of the examples they give is the Bible says, “Touch not mine anointed”
The actual verses (and they will not give you what I will show you, only that short clip. “1Ch 16:20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
1Ch 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
1Ch 16:22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
The bible was clearly speaking about all the Jewish people as being God’s anointed and He would not allow anyone to go against them.
Then they will give the story of Saul and David and say that David never did kill Saul although he had the chance. Okay. So, that means no one should kill the failing Pastor.
One quote I have heard in the past by more than one Pastor was that “God has put me in here and only God can take me out”.
Actually, the search committee or the Church board put you in there and yes, they probably prayed and sought God’s approval. that is exactly what they will do when they throw you out.
Most Pastors who defend this kind of thinking have some baggage and are actually concerned their church members may decide to throw them out.
One Pastor in California stole $3million dollars from the church. should the board have waited for God to throw him out or do you think they were in the will of God by doing so?
The call of a Pastor is serious business and we are to keep ourselves above reproach. That is a biblical mandate and if we can’t, we do not deserve to be in such an position.
Just think if only they fired Jim Jones before he passed out the Kool Aid.