Dear Pastor Whoever….
You and Father Whoever down the street have more in common than one might think. Both of you are intermediators between a complex religious hierarchy and your congregation. Both are titled. Both are wage earners. Both are tethered to the religion that endorsed you and placed you behind concurrent pulpits. And sadly….
Sadly, your loyalty to God’s Word is wanting. Neither one of you can sign the last page of your Bible as a declaration before Lord Jesus that you will obey His Bible (as you progressively understand it). It’s so easy for all to see that should Father Whoever make and keep such a solemn vow he would soon be unemployed. Life-as-is would be no more. He may be forced to learn a trade. Or perhaps McDonalds is hiring. For sure, he would never be an employee of catholicism again.
And should you, Pastor Whoever, make and keep a solemn vow to obey the Bible, you too would soon be unemployed. You would be the fly coming under the wrath of an angry flyswatter. Bam! Evangelicalism can no more tolerate rebellion than can catholicism.
Oh the irony! Both church leaders, assumed by trusting congregations to be Christ’s appointees, cannot give allegiance to Christ’s Bible. Both ‘shepherds’ are forced to lead their people away from the lordship of Christ and into stagnant tradition. Oh the irony!
Please reconsider the walk you walk, and the talk you talk.