Role of a pastor?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Gina B, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Gina B

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    On another forum I posted to a pastor that I didn't believe was being very "pastor like".

    He got on me for saying that pastors are held to a higher standard, and he was tired of hearing that, didn't think it should be so.

    I've seen more than one use that logic...all Christians are held to the same standard.

    I believe that it is true in a sense, but aren't pastors meant to be the more mature and spiritual ones among us? The ones who show a little more patience, a little more understanding of the things of God, a little more compassion, a little more tolerance?

    Am I crazy, or are these regular expectations for a normal person to have of a person who calls him/herself a pastor? (threw that "her" in there for all the low down liberals ;) )
     
  2. tinytim

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    I too think we as pastors should be expected to be the example. That doesn't mean we should have the attitude that we are holier.

    I am a down to earth pastor... I have heard comments about me being approachable, and they don't feel belittled by me.

    That is what I strive for... being real, while leading them to higher ground.
     
  3. preacher

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    1Ti 3:1</U>ΒΆ This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 1Ti 3:2</U>A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 1Ti 3:3</U>Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 1Ti 3:4</U>One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 1Ti 3:5</U>(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 1Ti 3:6</U>Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 1Ti 3:7</U>Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

    Looks like a "higher standard" to me!
     
  4. PrimePower7

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    That is why Timothy was told to "Lay no hands suddenly on a novice."
     

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