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Submit to your church leaders, you sheep!!

This is from an article by some seminary doofus named Julius J. Kim.

I know somebody who gets a lot from the R. C. Sproul website this article was posted at, so I want to say I am not slamming R. C. Sproul. I've read numerous books written by him.

But look at this:

Submission to Leaders

Being a member of the church includes receiving the blessings God has provided for our growth and maturity, especially as we submit to the church’s leadership. God established the church with a structure for pastoral oversight and spiritual leadership. Like weak and defenseless sheep, members of the church are blessed to have the guidance and protection of shepherds. Hebrews 13:17 calls on Christians to “obey your leaders and submit to them.” Why? “For they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account.” The pastors and elders of a church are called to care for the “flock” of God as they follow the pattern set by Christ, the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:1–5).

As leaders under the authority of Christ and the Scriptures, pastors and elders are called upon to promote the marks of a true church: the faithful preaching of the gospel, the pure administration of the sacraments, and the true exercise of discipline. Through this, members of the church receive the grace of God in Christ.

Why don't these church leaders submit to me? What's the difference? I'm human, and I'm also not the one Mediator between God and man, just like they aren't. Also, I have the word of God too. In many forms. On many gadgets, and in beautifully bound leather.

He quoted Hebrews like a Romanist. They always leave out this: Heb 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.

They had the word of God. Which was a rare possession back then. Not so rare today. Oh, but, you say they have seminary educations? Which seminary? Oh, a conservative, orthodox one? Like Westminster Theological Seminary? Good, solid Reformed seminary, right? That employed Peter Enns for twenty years (who is pretty much the equivalent of a doctrinal blood drinker, and always has been)? Good discernment, conservative, orthodox seminary. Not to mention employing Norman Shepherd. God knows who else they've employed or still employ. These are professors, folks. The very people who teach these benighted seminary graduates.

(Look at the recent, actually ongoing, case of Pastor James White. He recently sat on a stage with a Muslim jihadi saying in a puppy dog, beta cuck tone: "You are my mentor, sir. What you teach me I follow." This is a 'church leader.' One would be better off submitting to his dog, if he has one.)

This comes down to how God sees Christians vs. how Satan wants Christians to be. God makes his elect prophets, priests, and kings. Satan takes the sheep metaphor and runs with it to the point of saying: "In the nursery for life, sheep! You eternal milk drinkers! It's not for you to become lions of the faith, or so-called prophets, priests, and kings. Who are you? Submit to my carefully selected church leaders. I, Satan, am a very skilled gatekeeper. My selected leaders will keep you safe. Don't worry. And don't get uppity. And don't read those Bibles either. Let my, ahem, I mean your church leaders read it for you. They'll spend a full hour on half a verse, just like I tell them to. But you're too stupid to catch on even though I tell you this. See you in hell for eternity, sheep."


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