by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church – 3 Ways to be a Bad Church Member
Editor’s note: Really Steven? The first one is never argue or say anything negative to the pastor? The number one thing I think on how to be a bad member is to freaking gossip about the other members, or sit on the pew doing nothing yet feeling free to criticize those that do the work of running the church. Does anyone really ever try to force the pastor to change the church just for them before they will join? Sounds like a fake story, like one of Michael Pearl’s ridiculous lies.
Lately Anderson has been filling his blog more with his opinions on how to have unity in the church and why you need a budget than pushing his Jew-hating videos and other conspiracy theories. But I don’t think anyone is fooled. Mixing in the occasional non-toxic post is sort of like trying to put delicious icing on a rotting steak and trying to pretend it’s actually a cake.
1. Try to Change the Pastor
First of all, you need to realize that no two Christians believe exactly alike on every single thing. Find a church that you agree with on the important things and then overlook the rest. One person met with a pastor several times trying to get him to change the entire structure of his church before he ever visited even once. This person should have either adapted or gone somewhere else. It’s fine to humbly ask your pastor questions about verses that support your differing belief, but don’t sweat the small stuff. You might even be the one in the wrong. Just get your butt into a good church, and sit down and shut up.
“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;” 1 Timothy 5:1
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