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To: fishtank

There are a more pastors who are non-believers than people realize.

A friend of mine who went to seminary told me that he overhead other students say “there’s good money in the God business” quite often as their reason for being there.

It made him so disgusted that he basically doesn’t believe in having a professional paid clergy any more. He thinks it should all be voluntary.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 4:50:05 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Truthsearcher

The more “mainline” the Protestant denomination (United Methodist, United Presbyterian, ELCA Lutheran, Episcopal), the more likely the creature officiating the congregation is a fraud. My observation of the united Methodists is that somewhere between 25-50% of the clergy could not articulate their own faith being in accord with scriptures. A long time friend who is an Episcopal priest told me fewer than 5% of his fellow Episcopal priests are Christians.

For years before she was old enough to drive my daughter was the organist for an Episcopal parish. I came to the conclusion that the clergy of that denomination is simply the liturgical wing of the CPUSA.


33 posted on 08/08/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: Truthsearcher

Truthsearcher’s friend said:
“It made him so disgusted that he basically doesn’t believe in having a professional paid clergy any more. He thinks it should all be voluntary.”

Too bad he thinks that way. The Apostle Paul disagrees with him: 1 Timothy 5:17-18. So does Jesus: Matthew 10:10.

Also, what makes him think “volunteer” preachers/teachers would be any better? Read the book of Numbers. Moses encountered plenty of volunteers for the position.


43 posted on 08/08/2012 6:13:09 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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