Twisted Love

By | July 9, 2013

Here is a depiction of a heavy-handed authoritarian pastor verbally abusing the Lord’s sheep.  That anybody stands for this type of behavior is amazing to me.  So many wrongs are perpetrated in the name of Christianity.  It saddens me. (Editor’s note: The original YouTube video had to be removed because of copyright claims.  You can still view it on the video below from the 11:45-14:47 mark.  Additionally, I have the audio only recorded below the video.)



But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your  slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  (Matthew 20:25-28, NLT)


As a fellow elder, I appeal to you: Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you.  Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.    (1 Peter 5:1-3, NLT)

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Gentle words are a tree of life; (Proverbs 15:1,4, NLT)

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, NLT)