2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. I was a member of a BBF church, my pastor was teaching on the responsibilites of the pastor. He said that this verse was the Apostle Paul giving instruction to the young pastor Timothy. He went on to say that a pastor is to be: Instant in season and out of season - I agree Reprove - I agree Exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. - I agree. But the pastor is not to rebuke, that is the Holy Spirit's job. I strongly disagreed with this position. Several other pastors in town agreed with him on this, all BBF(Springfield Bible College)graduates. But the pastors I met that did not go to college but institutes said the pastors job was to rebuke. Before I am rebuked on how I handled this, it was discussed with him and no one else until after I left this church over this and other other issues. To me the scriptures plainly teach that the pastor is to rebuke and not to leave it up to the Holy Spirit ALONE. What is your stance or viewpoint? I feel this is stemming from a reluctance to name sin as to not offend anyone or hurt the $$$$.