Ministers/Priest be Paid?
As clergy are paid, for many
people, these positions are just a means to make a living; and many
aren't even believers. Many would not lift bins, but many would like to
play Minister/Priest for £1600 monthly. All you do is study
the Gospel so you know it, study church-doctrine with the church of
your choice and on you go as a filthy fornicator, as far as possible
from the Church of Jesus.
None of the Apostles were paid
and ideally clergy should also not be paid but, are they married, then
their wives should receive the salary. The husband would be clothed by
the church and should surrender to Christ and do his work only, or
mainly. From the money the wife receives from the church and her
own earnings, the family must be able to live a normal, satisfying life
and the children must be able to receive proper education to university
level: anything more and the wife or the minister will have to work for
extra cash. In the end, these people claim to be Christians:
repented and baptised believers, the same being 'Holy'.
If the Minister/Priest who
claims to be repented and baptised is not married, he/she indeed must
be watched that by no means this person commits adultery or fornication.
These must also be watched by the community in order to spot any
violations. In this way there will be fewer 'corrupt
persons' save the most determined crooks, as this appeals only to
the seriously devout, true Ministers of Christ, and so it should
The Person of a
Minister/Priest should be as in the Gospel, a person humble to the law
of God, though not humble to the evils of men. In no way should
they demand any respect from men by designing flattering titles such as
' Rev. Reverend'. This title is unsound and should be
avoided. The designation 'Dr. ' refers to a profession and is
okay, but 'Reverend' was designed for Ministers and is
unsound. Ministers, by accepting the calling of
Christ, above all men acknowledge that they are 'Dust', and
these by no means should favour such a title as this title 'Demanding
Respect'. Respect comes if it does, and should not be demanded.
See the meaning.