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THURSDAY, JUL 4, 2013  |  7 comments  |  1 commentary
CP: The Sin of Pride Runs Rampant Behind Pulpits

Ever been uncomfortable with a preacher’s message? Most have at some point. Often that’s the Holy Spirit within ourselves warning us something isn’t right. Church leaders putting their congregation under condemnation and bondage are all too common. This video is hard to watch, but highlights the sin of pride and arrogance that has infected the pulpits of our Churches at large.

Why doesn’t the congregation run out of there you ask? It’s the classic profile of an abuser and the abused. The abuser puts his victim down, hurts them, humiliates them, and destroys their self-esteem—then gives them some comfort. An abuser can’t control their own anger that boils over. They direct it towards the victim, tell them it’s their fault this happened, then pulls them back in, eases their pain slightly, and tells them “it’s all better now.” The abuser becomes the victims’ source of both pain and comfort, which is a ...


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Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Christopher000 wrote:
US Wrote:
"May the gracious Lord also spare us from those who post here bragging about their humility as previously seen in the Meth lab thread."
Was that me? I posted a few times but can't remember what since I can't scroll that far using the app.
No no, Christopher, your post are a blessing. God bless you brother, may God give above all you can ask or think as you journey this pilgrimage to that city whose builder and maker is God.
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News Item7/6/13 7:18 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
US Wrote:
"May the gracious Lord also spare us from those who post here bragging about their humility as previously seen in the Meth lab thread."

Was that me? I posted a few times but can't remember what since I can't scroll that far using the app.

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News Item7/5/13 1:15 AM
Dan  Find all comments by Dan
Power posturing. "The first characteristic of an abusive religious system is what we call power-posturing. Power posturing simply means that leaders spend a lot of time focused on their own authority and reminding others of it as well. This is necessary because their spiritual authority isn't real - based on a genuine Godly character - it is postured." From 'The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. Recognising and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church' by David Johnson and Jeff Van Voderen.
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News Item7/5/13 12:14 AM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Spot on!

“Our churches have become corporations in which pastors have been exalted to President and CEO of the church, where they are given full authority.”

That's what I've been saying for awhile now; elder or deacon boards are merely Yes-Men, rubber-stamps like the Senate under the Roman Principate. Yet few Christian men I know would have it any other way. Why? My theory is that it's an escape from responsibility. Laymen are absolutely terrified of their having to teach & lead, even if they have obvious abilities.

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News Item7/4/13 6:13 PM
Dorcas | USA  Find all comments by Dorcas
Very true Unprofitable Servant.
Amen!
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News Item7/4/13 4:03 PM
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Unprofitable Servant wrote:
The psalmist prayed who can know his errors, cleanse me from secret faults and to be kept back from presumptuous sins. May God deliver us from unaware and open pride by His grace and for His glory. May He grant us all the grace to be clothed in humility that He may lead us in what is right and teach us His way. May we become men and women who are of a contrite and humble spirit and walk in the fear of God. May He be pleased to give freedom to his sheep from those under shepherds who with force and cruelty lead the flock with which they have been intrusted. instead of meekly and gentling leading them into paths of righteousness for His name sake. May the gracious Lord also spare us from those who post here bragging about their humility as previously seen in the Meth lab thread.
Amen!
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News Item7/4/13 12:25 PM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
The psalmist prayed who can know his errors, cleanse me from secret faults and to be kept back from presumptuous sins. May God deliver us from unaware and open pride by His grace and for His glory. May He grant us all the grace to be clothed in humility that He may lead us in what is right and teach us His way. May we become men and women who are of a contrite and humble spirit and walk in the fear of God. May He be pleased to give freedom to his sheep from those under shepherds who with force and cruelty lead the flock with which they have been intrusted. instead of meekly and gentling leading them into paths of righteousness for His name sake. May the gracious Lord also spare us from those who post here bragging about their humility as previously seen in the Meth lab thread.
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