“Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;”
King James Version (KJV)
Eric's comment on 2020-09-08 07:59:36:
In re-reading Daniel 10, I was unsure who this was that Daniel saw and spoke with. At the moment, I believe it was an angel.
First, Daniel stood in the angel's presence when given strength. Second, none of the references for this angel are capitalized, such as "one", except "I", which is a matter of English. Third, this being was helped by Michael, therefore, he is not Michael. Christ would not need Michael's help. Fourth, this being is sent by someone else. Fifth, other angels have had the appearance of man.
True, that others have stood in the presence of Christ, but this posture is reinforced by the fact that the references to this being are not capitalized. The KJV translators would have capitalized the references.
DianaH's comment on 2020-09-07 17:24:59:
In regards to wealthy ministers, preachers, churches, etc., my heart tells me that as long as there is hungar/starvation, malnutrition, unclean water, no shelter, bad education, or anything causing sickness and death inflicted upon anyone on this earth, they shouldn't have anything extra to buy such lavish and unnecessary things. It doesn't sound like something our Creator would be okay with especially after telling us that the love of money is the root of all evil. I don't believe He likes money at all. He gives us all that we needed to begin with. We are suppose to help our brothers and sisters who have need when we are blessed with more.
Jones p t's comment on 2020-09-06 23:34:05:
We know that the clergy is behind the crucifixion our Lord Jesus. At present the history is repeating. But ye are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, and a peculiar people : that ye should shew for the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Which in the past were not a people, but are now people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 9:10.We the people of Jesus are compelled by his love to preach everybody about Him and his love. The only mediator is him. We can directly speek to Him with his holy spirit abides with us. Church is the communion of his belivers. We worship him by keeping His commadmends in our daily life. We are the temple of our Lord Jesus. Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1Corinthians 7:19.
Brian D.'s comment on 2020-09-06 20:40:10:
In 1 Corinthians chapter 9 (verses 1-12) the Apostle Paul talks about his Rights as an Apostle of Christ. You have a good point about wealth in the Church. However, the Gospel of Christ is not to be peddled for economic profit. A man (and woman) reaps what they sow.
Arthur Green Sr's comment on 2020-09-06 19:55:10:
Does the Bible mention anything about Ministers , Pastors living better than the flock. Some of them live in mansions, have big pretty cars (4 & 5 ) of them. Ranches, Business, Help me with this question.