I have the privilege each month of investing in other pastors. The concerns they share with me remind me of many things I’ve experienced and learned over 30 years of ministry.
A common theme I hear from other leaders is how often critics attack pastors and their Churches.
These are not humble people who genuinely desire positive solutions to challenges in a Church. They are antagonistic individuals who take pleasure in causing strife and dividing people.
Sober words of warning
Consider these sober words to Church members who are behaving as antagonists: “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple” (I Corinthians 3:17).
Wherever God’s work is flourishing, critics will be there to attack it — often from within the Church. These people feed on negativity and display a narcissistic need to find things wrong with God’s…
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