What started this was after reading for about three years that the best estimate is that 70-80 percent of the churches are plagued by one or more antagonists. A few months ago I asked a group of pastors if they were pastoring according to what scripture teaches. I got a few funny looks and then I asked them about how division is dealt with and how a divisive person is dealt with. Is the decision left up to the church, to the church leaders, the pastor? If the church can vote to dismiss a pastor who may want a divisive person dismissed as scripture teaches then it is not operating according to scripture but a democracy. When I asked them to consider who hires the pastor and the congregation votes on him then they are not the pastor but hired to preach and teach and not lead. They are in essence at the mercy of the leadership in the church. I have seen leadership who were a bunch of PC folks and not leaders who were willing to make tough decisions. Only two of the twelve pastors said they pastor the churches they are at. I know both of them and in the church are men they are accountable to. The churches have no voters who can vote on the pastor. Both of those churches have experienced those who were divisive and they were dealt with as scripture teaches. After the incidents the churches kept on going. During that same time other churches have died due to division started by one or two people.