7 Signs That You Need To Get A New Pastor

Pastor1. He preaches his own experiences instead of (or of a higher importance than) the Word of God. (2 Timothy 4:3)

2. He preaches anecdotes (“a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature”) instead of (or of a higher importance than) the Word of God. (2 Timothy 2:15)

3. He reads into the Word of God something other than what it meant to the original readers (eisegesis versus exegesis). (1 Timothy 6:3-4)

4. He overlooks (forgets?) rules of Bible interpretation: 1. Context, context, context; 2. Correctly distinguish Law versus Gospel; 3. Let the Bible interpret the Bible; 4. Christ-centered approach. (Hebrews 4:12)

5. He is a proof texter; He comes up with his own ideas and then finds Bible verses to back them up. (2 Peter 2:1)

proof texting: “The method by which a person appeals to a biblical text to prove or justify a theological position without regard for the context of the passage they are citing.”

6. He says a person is “of the devil” when his own theology (and/or lifestyle) is challenged by that person. (Acts 17:11)

7. He says God told him this and God told him that (versus what the Bible says that in these last days God has spoken to us in His Son, thus there is no further “revelation” needed). (Hebrews 1:2)

extra-biblical: “Information or content outside the Bible. Thus, any form of knowledge or experience which gives us information concerning God, His Work or His Will, which is not directly quoted in Scripture.”

BONUS He rarely (if ever) preaches the Gospel (Christ crucified for the forgiveness of sins). (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:8-10)

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Pastor Mike is making the most of web technologies to encourage disciples. A self-proclaimed “twitterholic,” one twitter follower describes him as the “jogging, blogging, tweeting Pastor.” Visits to Pastor Mike’s blog (A Heart For God) number in the hundreds of thousands. His video blogs have been viewed over a half a million times.