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This is in stark contrast to the 9Marks model of ministry that centers authority primarily in the office of the pastor-teacher, who is deemed to "stand in the place of God." Burleson gives detailed analysis of the verses that are misused or mistranslated to support authoritarianism. A great quote from the book: "What a tragedy that we have accepted a hierarchy of rulers in the local Church, which ends up limiting the freedom of so many members of the Church. Then, to add insult to injury, the ruled ones have their spirituality measured by their submission to the authority of those rulers instead of measuring the authority of leaders by their submission to the Lord." Burleson denounces the current trend of churches demanding signatures from prospective members agreeing to abide by church covenants that "turn their spiritual formation and maturation over to mere men instead of the Holy Spirit." He list five reasons that one should never sign these covenants.
Personally, I was quite moved by the second half of the book which deals primarily with the issue of women in the church.
There are far too many abusive churches where rulers act as lords over fellow believers. I can testify to this from personal experience at numerous churches in my community. Please read this important book!
The language and tone of the book is respectful but you can definitely sense a level of frustration (VERY WELL FOUNDED)....
I highly recommend this book for all in leadership but also the whole Body of Christ.
Scripture understanding can only be completed when one understands the culture it was written and as well as the grammar nuances that very few individuals have. As a wise person once said, if it doesn't say to you what it said to those it was intended for, you have a different gospel (paraphrased).
Most people, from the pulpit down, unfortunately, try to teach with a bible on one hand and a Strong's in the other, with NO understanding of the culture of the day or the grammar that was in use of the day. They also fail to comprehend that the 'exhaustive' of Strong's was meant to refer to the words extracted from Scripture (although not so much any more). The definitions are by no means 'exhaustive' and Strong's intended audience had an understanding of the languages, at least. (and, again, not so much AT ALL any more).
Once you get it, trying to converse with those that don't, is impossible (in my experience).
Burleson 'gets it' and he presents it well.
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Thank you Wade for showing us the way.