False respect

Posted: April 17, 2013 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus

Ian Vincent

Some young people who ask me about Matthew 23 seem to think that if you call an Elder as brother then that will be less respectful than calling him Pastor or Reverend. This wisdom does not come from Jesus, it is from the world.

So if a brother exalts himself then you will respect him, but if a brother refuses to exalt himself then you won’t respect him? What’s up with that?

It’s upside down! According to Jesus (in Matt. 23) the Elder or Pastor (same thing) who only allows people to call him brother is due more respect than the prideful man who loves to be addressed by a religious title.

So pride is now a virtue?

What a tragedy that so many believers have such a superficial understanding of Jesus commands and teaching.

One thing which brings confusion is that many believers have been wrongly taught that Pastors…

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