1 Tim 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Tim 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Tim 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

For if a man can not rule his own house, how can he rule anything much more with the church of god.
1 Tim 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Tim 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
It is unchristian to say that you love your Children but divorced their mother.
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

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Unprofitable Servants

A servant of God is one who expresses submission to perform services for free. So that when a servant is accepting a fee for services rendered then he is more of a businessman treating the word of God as a merchandise for sale.

Luke 17:7-10 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

It is therefore a must for all servants of God to preach the gospel for free making this calling to serve as unprofitable.

2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Such were the apostles of Christ compared to pastors, priests and preachers of today who are receiving money as payment, call it stipend, allowance, complimentary, accommodation or whatever, it's the same banana.

1 comment:

  1. Very true. iam thankful that i have found and am a member of a church wherein the pastor also has a full-time job (although he is now retired, & lives a comfortable lifestyle). Although he is one of the founder's, he chose not to get paid so that ALL Tithes & Offerings can go towards God's Business. My church also has many congregations in cities across the U.S., in Jamacia, and the United Kingdom. In each congregation the associate pastor also maintains employment to sustain himself.