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Hard To Trust Pastors

I have a difficult time trusting Pastors. Some people have told me that his is: Tantamount to, Equivalent to, or Like, not trusting GOD. Uh, Oh! Am I living in sin because of my difficulty trusting Pastors?

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Pastors are no different than any other human being. They're not God. Trusting a pastor should be no different than trusting you mechanic or plumber or teacher.
---Jed on 7/24/12

Not trusting a mere mortal even your Pastor is not the same as not trusting God/Jesus. I was a member of three Senior Pastors that committed adultery and this almost caused a church split in each church. So no I don't just automatically blindly think Pastors are infallible like God.
---SA on 7/24/12

scott, my pastor has been pastoring for 9 yrs at the same church.He is in his 30's. I could work for 18 hours when I was in my 30's but now I can't. He will have a day he won't be able to either.
---shira4368 on 4/23/12

I have one of the best pastors ever. He puts in 16-18 hours a day.

That is not good how long has he been doing this. He will burn out and probably sin in a very bad way (could be affair, depression, stealing church funds, etc). I am not saying he will but the evidence of previous pastors working this much and sinning is significant. My pastor worked this much for many years and went through a three year depression and it almost killed him. Luckly he went to counseling before he broke or committed suicide. We in the church could not tell it was happening. My pastor has a blog on it at perry noble com. Also he needs to visit one of our conferences NLC (NewSpring Leadership Conference) or Unleash.
---Scott1 on 4/23/12

Hello,Family,Rom.12:2 Do not conform any longer pattern of this world,the renewing of you mind.then you will beable to test and approve whaat God will is his good,pleasing and perfect will.At one time myself,married to a pastorin short,he fell a long the short being older now,etc.,believe me we had a bad marriage,look bk now,let me tell you pastors have alot of temptations & sometimes like even average human "pride"...lures many/ try "seem" like their better than they "are"...our responsiblity pray for I pray 'n ask God lead & guide my attitude towards the pastor.Pray He really needs your prayers! you'll be alright.
---ELENA on 4/23/12

Sag, never trust pastors.

Scripture gives examples of what pastors are capable of:
Jer 12:10"Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard"
Jer 50:6 "their shepherds have caused them to go astray"

We should trust in our ONE true shepherd, Jesus.
Psalm 23:1
The LORD is my shepherd.
John 10:11
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."
John 10:16 "there shall be one fold, and ONE shepherd.
1Peter 2:25 "For ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

Jesus is our one and only pastor/shepherd. Trust in him only.

---Haz27 on 4/14/12

I have found that most people who bad mouth pastors are the ones who don't like it when they can't tell the pastor what to do or when the pastor won't listen to their special word from God.
---KarenD on 4/14/12

I have one of the best pastors ever. He puts in 16-18 hours a day. He studies at least 6 hours a day, keeps the lawn at church. He is also chaplain for the sheriffs dept and is certified as law enforcement agent. He visits people in the hospital and preaches at other churches on Wed night. We have our mid week service on Tuesday night. A financial statement is post in our church so all can see it. I thank God for my pastor and his sweet wife and children.
---shira4368 on 4/14/12

Thankyou!Moderator- wonderfull blogg,have some good & bad experiences but,being how I want the Lord be pleased first with ELENA... smile! She gets "used to" get into lots of trouble so,ELENA has now become "prayer lady" prayer works wonders! I love my pastor like a son,and used to give my 2% on different things! (never 'n public) but,yes! I used to say to my pastor... but I got to admit he called me on like you say "my bluff"? (english) so, he say to me why don't you ELENA just pray? He right. That's what I do. God can do what I can not and yes! It's working for all of us.Thankyou!
---ELENA on 4/13/12

Not trusting others is not a sin, but wisdom.
---Eloy on 4/13/12

Good Bye! AG extortioners.

---Sag on 4/12/12
This is from the tithing blog

Sag if you view pastors as extortioners you will always see extortioners. Your mind set is a natural filter for everything you hear. Your perceived truth is truth for you. I have had great pastors in my life maybe you have had a bad experience but try not to judge a pastor before you meet him. I still have ways to go in this about judging people before I meet them.
---Scott1 on 4/13/12

Sag: The Bible clearly instructs you not to trust men. What do you think the instruction in Jer.17:5-7 is talking about?
---Adetunji on 4/13/12

If you mean you don't trust pastors you know now, because of what someone else has done . . . I would say it is not wise to let a wrong person decide how you see other people. Because you could be missing the good that can come from someone who is trustworthy, in which case you are cheating your own self and should not trust yourself.
---willie_c: on 4/13/12

I have no problem trusting pastors. I sleep with my pastor every night.
---KarenD on 4/12/12

From experience the bible states "Test the Spirit". And that does not by pass the Pastors or any other man or woman of God who enters your life. Whoever I meet I ask God to show me (in the Spirit) who they really are because man can lie but God does not.

Ask God to guide you to "true" men of God then you won't have to be afraid any more.
---The_Believer on 4/12/12

Sag, I think we all have problems from time to time with church pastors but that alone should not deter us from having communal worship with others.

I once left a church because of too much fighting among the leadership - youth pastor, and associate pastor resigned taking with them about a quarter of the congregation.

It is a very good idea not to get too close to pastors but simply let them do their job as depicted in their job description.
---lee1538 on 4/12/12

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Pastors are people just like you are. Listen to pastors intently their job is to study the Word, provide wisdom, encouragement. However, your faith, your relationship to God is not based on a pastor. So when a pastor says something take it and do a series of test to it. 1) Does other scripture support it 2) Is it in context 3) Is it beneficial 4) Ask for clarification from friend or pastor himself in a respectful way. I disagree a few times with my pastor, but I still seek wisdom from him.
---Scott1 on 4/12/12

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