Call No One Pastor

It’s common for most churches to be led by an individual who is recognized as the senior pastor of that church, and that person is usually addressed as Pastor so-and-so, or sometimes just Pastor. This long-established practice is considered a way of showing love and respect. While love and respect are strongly encouraged by the Bible, addressing a select few within the church by official titles actually goes against the teaching of Jesus. Challenging a practice born out of good intentions may seem like nitpicking, but Jesus specifically addressed this issue for good reasons and we should give careful though to what he said rather than reject this as just a silly notion.

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