Pulpit authority

Praise the Lord Saints.

Without further ado, I will supply you scriptures to go and study for yourself then you decide what you want as it pertains to pulpit authority.

Notice also, I will not add any opinion, feelings or emotion in this.

My attempt is to educate, empower, encourage and hopefully engage you to understand that it doesn’t matter who told you what, this is scripture divinely inspired by God Himself.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16

  • Revelation 22: 18-20

  • Genesis 3: 6, 12-13, 16

  • 1 Corinthians 11: 1-3

  • Ephesians 5: 22-24

  • Titus 1: 5-16

  • Titus 2: 3-5

Matthew 28: 5-8, 13-20, *18; Mark 16: 1-8, 14-18; Luke 24: 1-12, *10, 9 36-53, *45, 49 – The women were only told to go and tell the disciples Jesus had risen, nothing regarding preaching the word or pastoring a church.

Mark 16: 14-18; Luke 24: 36-49; John 20: 19-23 – This is the first place where Jesus spoke to the disciples telling them to go into the world teaching, preaching, and baptizing. They became apostles then. The word apostle means one who is sent. The disciples were sent by Jesus and Jesus was sent by GOD, which is why Jesus is called the chief apostle.

Numbers 22: 21-35 (DONKEY SPEAKING) – Why this story is used by people to justify anyone being in the pulpit I’ll never know. It has absolutely nothing to do with disciples spreading the gospel as Jesus commanded them and them only. The thought that if He can make a donkey talk, he can use anyone in the pulpit is one for the ages.

Romans 2: 10-11 – Those who haven’t studied to show themselves approved use this scripture to also support anyone in the pulpit. When it refers to GOD being no respect of persons clearly shows that it was referring to GOD not showing a difference between Jew and Gentile when they are to be judged by Him, nothing more.

1 Corinthians 14: 33-35, 40 – 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 37 If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Timothy 2: 9-15; 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Now see how this flows right into God’s Hierarchy of Order of the Role of Leadership.  Also pay close attention hoe God Himself explained why he chose to set these standards in verses 13-14.

1 Timothy 3: 1-13, *2,*4-5, *11-12 – This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Some will say that you can substitute or exchange out certain words, but remember or go back and read Revelation 22: 18-19.

I hope this is enough to address the issue of Pulpit Authority.

Again, people will say or exchange out what they will but know that the Word of God never changes.

Till next week,

God Bless ~ Dr. Rob

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