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October 8, 2014


“Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.  I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.  Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ?  And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?  Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.  1 Corinthians 10: 14-17

I don’t really know how to begin today, so I will just dive in head first.  The most troublesome idol in the church today is “THE MINISTRY”.  It elevates some members of the body over and above all the other members.  “THE MINISTRY” divides us when we should all be unified.  To say that some of us should be separated from and placed above other members in any sort of hierarchy just screams idolatry.  That’s right all Pastor/pewsitter, Clergy/laity, and Gifted/regular divisions promote idolatry and destroy true unity and our oneness in Christ.

In the Body of Christ we are ALL special and gifted.  To say that some of us are more special and gifted than the rest lends itself to the development of idols in our midst.  In the true Body of Christ we are all equal sibling peers under only Jesus.  It is nothing but pure idolatry to place persons in positions of trust and authority over the rest of the Body.

In the true church everyone is a minister and NOT just the Pastor, so the idol of “THE MINISTRY” does not even exist. However, when the “church” is run like a business instead of a living body positions are created and slots or offices need to be filled for the organization to run smoothly.  In short we create idols when we place women or men in positions of authority in the “church”.

Ministry is something that flows naturally and supernaturally from the life of a follower of Jesus. “THE MINISTRY” is a man-made, perhaps demonically inspired idol that ultimately divides and does great damage to those left in its wake.  I know I am sharing a very difficult and harsh word, but it needs to be shared so that everyone in the church can eventually be free from the oppression and bondage of the false “church” system.

Love and …….

Kirk Out !

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  1. Janet permalink

    It has to be said, and it’s so true in so many churches. People idolize a charismatic minister, I’ve seen it in so many churches. A dying congregation in my town has recently merged and a well known ministers son came on. Half the town came flocking, and yes they are very good speakers and sometimes God definitely uses certain people to speak truth, such as what you’re doing in this blog. However, some of the care that was a part of the former congregation has been lost. It feels that people are just following the up and coming preaching star, despite possible/ probable good intentions of the preacher himself.

    Praying that His Spirit guides this message to the people who need to hear it.

    Thank you Christopher XD

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  3. Cal permalink

    I have read John Calvin refused to wear the Luther-mandated regalia for “Ones-whus-in-charge.” Which monkey suit was, a same song second verse of the Catholic version of the same usurped authoritative effort.

    Calvin opted instead for the business suit of the day.
    Well mash my peas and call me toofless, it’s the same garb of dilineation used by those who glorify Calvin today.
    Same separation of clergy/laity… Same castration of personal responsibility in the individual’s life relationship with the Father… Same head scratching over post modern/post-Christian world views and actions.

  4. Ramma permalink

    This sounds like Isaiah 4:1.

  5. Ministry is something that flows naturally and supernaturally from the life of a follower of Jesus.

    Gordon Fee spoke of the life of Paul as “the natural supernatural.” I believe that is how it should be for each of as we are blown by the wind of His Spirit.

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