Dear Pastor Whoever….
It may irk you to be told that you and Father Whoever have much in common; e.g., you both hold church tradition above the Bible…. that is to say…. when Bible and tradition clash, you both choose tradition.
Father Whoever must have read Matthew 1:25: “But he [Joseph] did not have sexual relations with her [Mary] UNTIL her son was born.” In other words, Joseph and Mary had intercourse AFTER Jesus was born. Nonetheless, his church teaches that Mary was a perpetual (everlasting)virgin. Because he is so reliant on his religion (and because he lacks spunk) he must deny Scripture. The hypocrisy is glaring…. a priest claiming to represent Christ while denying Christ’s Bible. Yet, Pastor Whoever, you often commit the same violation against the very One you claim to represent. There are many evangelical traditions you uphold that are equally erroneous. One example of many….
You know you are not allowed to be called “Father” or “Rabbi” or“teacher” (leader). You MUST, therefore, realize Lord Jesus doesn’t want you to be called “Pastor” (shepherd). Jesus didn’t include ‘Pastor’ on His list simply because nobody used that appellation. But an honest and courageous Pastor Whoever would conclude that Jesus forbids all titles. (You do know for a fact that no NT disciple was conferred with a title.)
One might think that where Bible and tradition clash, you would put on your big-boy pants and firmly stand with Christ. Don’t you remember all those times you sang, “On Christ the solid rock I stand”? Jesus said,“Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed.”
Multitudes follow both you and Father Whoever deep into compromise. Heed the words of the Master: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Please consider and reconsider,