Way back, when God had a word for the people of Israel, He spoke it first to Moses who then spoke it to the people in such a way that the words of Moses were the words of God. As it turned out, whenever someone questioned Moses or whenever someone dismissed Moses, severe judgment from God was levied upon him.

“Pastors” today teach AND practice this same arrangement and actually enjoy saying that they have the same authority, the same administration, and the same functionality of Moses as it relates to “their own congregations.” Really?

Fasten your seatbelts as we very briefly examine this totally unscriptural and blasphemous policy that “pastors” employ as they seek to corral God’s people under their supposed rule.

The Reality

Why do you suppose “pastors” and various other “church leaders” support and teach this? Is it because they seek to follow God’s Word as they see it? Not very likely.

In many cases, multitudes follow along this dark path because of having been deeply deceived by their false theological training and upbringing. Remember, “church leaders” having rule, authority, power, and control is a classic foundation of local institutionalized churches. It’s the hallmark of Christendom; a hallmark that has been in place for about 1500 years.

Though it is wicked and corrupt, most church leaders are mislead, and in some cases, completely hardened in their stance through the false traditional teaching that what they are doing is Biblical and they are being obedient to the Lord.

Many are in this diabolical bubble, thinking that they have been called by God to behave in this fashion.

The Truth

It is true that under the Old Covenant, a select group was set apart from the rest of God's people and ordained to minister unto God. They were the spokespersons for the people in the name of God.

“And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that errs, when he sins unwittingly, before Jehovah, to make atonement for him and he shall be forgiven.” Numbers 15:28

There can be no question but that under the Old Covenant, (the ministration of death written and engraven in stones) God created a
special clergy” separate and apart from the people. Members of this group stood between the body of Israel and the sanctuary where God dwelt. They wore beautiful robes which distinguished the wearers from the remainder of the people of God. They performed functions forbidden to those who had not been anointed. They held titles and implemented formulas and rituals prescribed by God.

But now, a new day has dawned.

The cross of Christ forever wiped out all such separations and distinctions. They were abolished and done away when the legal custodian delivered us to Jesus, and faith in God's Son replaced that righteousness which was by deeds of the law. Every child of God is now a priest.

Every person on this whole earth who has been justified by the blood of Jesus is a priest of God. "To him who loves us and freed us from our sins with His life's blood, who made us a royal house, to serve as the priests of his God and Father...to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever! Amen." Revelation 1:6