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Are Pastors Better Than Me

Why do some "pastors" or "executive pastors" think so Highly of themselves outside of church? Aren't we all the same in the body of Christ?

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Ruth, I totally agree with Poppa Bears answer. The perspective you have might not be right, but even if it is right, and he does think highly of himself, let it be his problem, don't make it yours. Respect this brother for who he is and know that just as God has helped you, He hasn't forgotten the others.
---Mark_V. on 2/3/12


James_L:

While I can't personally recall seeing any evidence that Pat Robertson has made any specific propechies that have failed (which would show him to be a false prophet), I do recall several statements he has made in the past that were highly dubious.

For example, In October 2003, he said he wished someone would nuke Foggy Bottom (i.e. the State Department). Did Jesus call fire down from the heavens on Pilate, Herod, or Rome? If he had, Christian thinking would be very different today.

He also agreed with Jerry Falwell on 9/14 that 9/11 was the fault of the ACLU, abortionists, pagans, feminists, etc.

It's a pity too, because in past decades I used to like watching Robertson.
---StrongAxe on 1/31/12


StrongAxe,
How about

"Do he be more gooder than me is?"


By the way, I agree with KarenD that Pat "ROBBER" tson is a false prophet
---James_L on 1/30/12


"better than I" is correct. Say it like this. He is better than I am. He is better than me am.
---KarenD on 1/30/12


Scott1:

To be precise, for typical verbs, the person or thing that comes after the verb is in the objective case (e.g. "the dog bit me"). However, there is a small nuber of verbs, called copulas, that deal with existence, rather than actions. These verbs include "to be", "to become", etc. These verbs, rather than taking objects in the objective case, take subjective completions in the subjective case. Thus, you say "It is I" rather than "It is me", and "He is better than I" rather than "He is better than me". You can also think of it as "He is better than I (am)", as "He is better than me (am)" (or "me (is)") wouldn't work either.
---StrongAxe on 1/30/12




Grammatically speaking, I can't see how a pastor is better than ME but it certainly could be the case that one is better than I.
---Marc on 1/27/12

Actually you have it wrong. After the verb you refer to yourself as me.
---Scott1 on 1/30/12


Two things to ponder, ruth.

1. Nobody can make you feel inferior wihout your consent.

2. The only way we learn humility is by graciously accepting being humbled.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/28/12


They think highly of themselves because they aren't led by the Spirit of Christ.

Jesus was meek and lowly and a servant to others, considering himself less important than everyone else. Someone reborn of His Spirit will have the same heart.
---Jackb on 1/27/12
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AMEN

are you sure you have a church preaching truth?

remember MANY will come in the name of Christ to deceive

there are MANY false ministers in the world today

those who are led by the Spirit of God are leading by the example of Christ as Jackb explained
---Rhonda on 1/28/12


Of all the "positions" in the world, the one of pastor carries the greatest potential for personal stress. If he teaches EQUALITY, and includes himself as an equal in the group of Christians he is associated with, peace in the church body will have a better chance. That pulpit is higher than the pews only for better vision for the congregation!
---Geraldine on 1/28/12


Mike....Pat Robertson is not a pastor. He's a false prophet.
---KarenD on 1/28/12




Ruth, it may be your perspective. Maybe their demeanor reminds you of somebody else who offended you in the past. Perhaps you are right, but then that is their weakness and we are called to share one anothers weaknesses. If one of these fellas was your son, would you be proud of his accomplishments and have a different perspective? Im a simple folk and get a little irritable around people who have a car salesman demeanor, but try to except them more than the person who may be just like me. We sometimes have assumptions that a type of person should act like A-B-C, a preconceived idea, but in Christ, we strive to see the world through His eyes and gracious attitude.
---Poppa_Bear on 1/27/12


karen d

ask Pat robertson. HE thinks highly of him'self'. he thinks he can prophsize, he thinks that the holier he is, the more $$ he will receive, the more $$ he has he thinks god is on his side. and NOBODY has rebuked him. and their 'executive' POSITION HAS made them arrogant.
and that is biblical
---mike on 1/27/12


It may be that these "Pastors" are simply proud or happy of their parishoners that they are in charge of ministering to, just as a teacher may think highly of his class of pupils.
---Eloy on 1/27/12


amen, Ruth ! (c:

But I know if certain people act superior to me, this can be a temptation for me to get hot under the collar and look down on them . . . so now I am the one being into being superior! )c:

"not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling," (including in my mind and imagined conversations with such people) "but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing." (1 Peter 3:9)

blessing example > show them how it's done, lady of Jesus (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 1/27/12


Do I detect a note of envy in your question, ruth?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/27/12


Grammatically speaking, I can't see how a pastor is better than ME but it certainly could be the case that one is better than I.
---Marc on 1/27/12


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They think highly of themselves because they aren't led by the Spirit of Christ.

Jesus was meek and lowly and a servant to others, considering himself less important than everyone else. Someone reborn of His Spirit will have the same heart.
---Jackb on 1/27/12


"Aren't we all the same in the body of Christ? ---Ruth on 1/26/12. Yes.
"Indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you", nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. There should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another." 1Cr 12:20-22,25
---josef on 1/27/12


Hi Ruth,

Please go to God in prayers and ask him about this. I am not sure what this question is based on but God sees the heart within. Ask God to give you understanding regarding this matter and pray accordingly.

God bless you
---The_Believer on 1/27/12


pastors should be humble and accessable. I have seen a few who think they are better but most I've met are never that way. Maybe they are just confident in their position.
---shira4368 on 1/27/12


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ruth...Have you ever asked a pastor if he thinks he is better than you? What makes you think this?
---KarenD on 1/26/12


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