The Title Pastor

The title pastor is a subjective title, meaning, its a title based on personal taste and or opinions.

It’s like the title “father”, It’s personal, you cannot anyhow go on calling anybody a father when you don’t consider the one you are calling a father to you. And, you cannot anyhow give this title to yourself when no one considers you as a father, it is not up to you to claim it but for the sons to give to you and or claim.

My point is, if you are not being pastored by that person then, don’t give him the title when he is not one to you or not pastoring you.

And, those who claim to be pastor, keep it personal, you are a pastor to your followers only, that is the parameter of your pastorship. You should not brag the title pastor, it’s not up to you to even claim it, it is for your followers to claim that you are one, not you, claiming by yourself.

Yes, Christ Himself gave pastors but the bible says, Christ is in us who believes and do His will.

“You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if 👉Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.”Romans 8:9-10 NIV

So, since Christ is in every believer, it would follow that believers who are sheep in Christ are the one to choose who shall oversee or lead them since Christ is not physically present, which is the function of a pastor or shepherd, not you proclaiming yourself that you will oversee.

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, 👉the pastors and teachers,” Ephesians 4:11 NIV

Below are the requirements of the overseer. The requirements i.e. temperate, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, etc. are judged not by yourself but those around you thus, they choose, not you choose yourself. Even if you think that you have the qualifications as below yet nobody or few agree with you, that would be pointless.

“Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.” 1 Timothy 3:1-7 NIV

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