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Are we supposed to obey our pastors?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The verse that speaks the most directly to this question is Hebrews 13:17, "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give accou...

July 01 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Chuck Scarborough
If, by "pastor", you mean an elder in the Lord's church..then yes. 1 Peter 5:5 tells the church - "Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine."

In scripture., a pastor is not the preacher, he is an elder. Unless he fits the qualifications of an elder as found in Titus and Timothy, he cannot be a pastor. He is a preacher, evangelist, minister...but not a pastor. 

Pastor refers to shepherd, and only a plurality of elders are charged by God to shepherd the flock. 1 Peter 5:2

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