dictionary defines a Cult as: "A particular system of religious
worship, especially with reference to it's rites and ceremonies".
Baptist cultism is following the teachings of a man without reference
to Divine principals. I hate to have to be the one who has to preach
this message but no one else has shown themselves willing- therefore I
am elected to be the spokesman concerning deviation from the Word of
God in modern day church leadership.
pastors are become
brutish, and have not
sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks
shall be scattered".
seems to be
misconceptions among some pastors as to their roll
in the body of Christ.
The pulpit is not a
Peter 3:9- "Neither as being
over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock".
pastor of a
Baptist church my family and I were once members
of made a statement from the pulpit, "This
is my throne and I will lay an egg here if I want to". I beg your
but this is not a directive from the Lord! At this time in my spiritual
after being a missionary for many years in Alaska and pastoring a
church; I know from sermon preparation and considerable study, more
what the Lord expects from pastors and preachers. I don't mean to be
to the brethren that serve the Lord but it has gotten out of hand! If
doesn't speak up about it; the rocks might very well cry out as Jesus
that group of pharisees who ask him to stop his disciples from
things that hurt their feelings. The pastor is instructed from God's
to be a leader within biblical
congregation are not pastoral subjects.
priesthood was changed at Calvary.
It is no
longer Man over mankind but the Holy Spirit indwelling believers for directions and instructions.
Believers now have direct access to God through the
1:27- "To whom God
would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among
the gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory".
I was told by a pastor
not to do as he did but to do as he said. That is not what God's word
The role of a pastor should include these 3 categories.
1-Peter 1:9- "Not rendering evil fo evil, or railing
for railing: but contrariwise blessing;
knowing that ye are thereunto
called, that ye should inherit a blessing".
has not set up any man to rule the body of
Christ as the Catholic Church has it and from which many Baptist
pastors seem to think is proper for themselves. The pastor of a
Baptist church we were once members of, refused to elect deacons
because he didn't want any opposition to what he proposed. That is
Popery and a direct insult to instructions from God's word for the
setting up of the
New Testament Church. This same pastor doesn't think it is necessary to
support missionaries when God's word specifically instructs believers
to "Go into all the world with the gospel"! In Philippians
1:1 The Apostle Paul saluted three
categories of people as he addressed the church at Philippi:
(1)- The Saints
(2)- The Bishops (Pastors).
(3)- The Deacons
This is how the new
testament body of believers should be properly
4- The local church is not a
Old Testament book of Malachi is not where the New Testament Church
it's instruction for financial support for the ministry and for the
propagation of the gospel around the world.
(2)- The old
testament handwriting of ordinances was
nailed to the Cross.
Colossians 2:14- "Blotting out the
handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to
us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross";
(3)- New directives were
put in place for new testament believers.
2 Corinthians 9:7- "As a man purposeth
heart, so let him give". not
a set of rules for a
group of people as it was in the Old Testament. God can now deal
directly with each believer through
his Spirit that lives within us who are born again. I think many
pastors are afraid that if they preach the truth about giving; people
would not willingly support the Church but that is foolish. If God
saved them and God is indwelling them and they are being blessed by the
sermons the pastor preaches; they will support the church over and
beyond any 10% tax the pastor demands while calling it a tithe. The
best role model I know was Tabernacle Baptist Church where my family
and I were members during bible college days in South Carolina. The
pastor rarely ever mentioned money except to remind the congregation
that the wednesday night offering went entirely to the mission outreach
and that the church bankrupts itself every month because every time a
few dollars were left over, they would take on another missionary. They
were supporting over 300 missionaries from a congregation that gave
because they loved God and honored him for the purpose Christ left the
church here for and that was Mark
into all the world and preach the gospel
to every creature".
Soul winning is not for church members only.
One pastor used
to preach that Sheep bear sheep and not the shepherd. That
true but it is his responsibility to be an example to
If he can't fill the roll as a soul winner; why would he think that the
congregation would do any better? If your church is stagnant; you need
to get a little fire in your soul and get some people saved and it will
catch on with the rest of the congregation until you will have a
spiritual awakening in your midst!
be unto the pastors that destroy
and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord". The new
testament pastor as described in
the book of Ephesians has the exact same meaning as pastor in
Jeremiah. Literally, "a shepherd".
The task of a near eastern shepherd
1- To watch for enemies
trying to attack the sheep.
2- To defend the sheep
3- To heal the wounded and
minister to the sick.
4- To find and save lost
or trapped sheep.
5- To love them, sharing
their lives with them and earning their trust.
During world war two a
shepherd in the military was a pilot who guided
another pilot whose plane was partially disabled in combat, back to
home base or to the deck of the carrier at sea by flying alongside the
misfortunate plane until it reached it's destination. How much like a
God called shepherd who keeps his eye on the wounded, on the desolate,
on the spiritually crippled and visually seeks their safe return and
deliverance from harm!
of our once on fire for the Lord; Baptist churches have become
nothing more than a social club where you once were Loved- Led and
Longed for. You now will get Fed- Fooled- and Fried! If we don't have a
turning back to the gospel
unto the saints, we have had it as a
movement that has the Lord's
blessings on it. My prayer is that this message will
find those who need to take thought as to how God intends a pastor to
conduct their ministry and to bring themselves into alignment with the
truth from God's word in order that a Crown might be awaiting them at
the Judgment seat of Christ.
T. Tyson Sr.