August 20, 2011
Posted in IC Doctrine and Practices, Misconceptions Dispelled, Pastor/Teachers tagged authoritarianism, church hurt, clergy, institutional church, Leadership, narcississm, Pastor, Preeminence, teacher at 10:27 pm by Set Free Indeed
Narcissists Make Bad Leaders – A Study
Reading this MSNBC article entitled “Narcissists make bad leaders; here’s why” made me think about leaders in the churches exhibiting the same characteristics.
Although narcissists have leadership-related qualities, such as confidence, authority and high self-esteem, their self-centeredness ultimately prevents them from partaking in the creative exchange of information and ideas, which is crucial in group decision-making situations, the researchers at the University of Amsterdam said.
February 17, 2011
This video debunks this fallacy in the IC in 2 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »
June 8, 2010
Posted in False Beliefs about Church Leavers, IC Doctrine and Practices, Misconceptions Dispelled tagged authoritarianism, authority, Diotrephes, Elder, hebrews 13:17, Leadership, obey, Pastor, pharisees, spirtual abuse, submit, teacher at 5:58 pm by Set Free Indeed
Many in the body of Christ believe that Hebrews 13:17 demands complete and absolute obedience to a spiritual leader, but is that really what the passage is saying? Read the rest of this entry »
May 4, 2010
Posted in IC Doctrine and Practices tagged apostasy, authority, Bishop, churchianity, hierarchy, institutional church, laymen, main-line, Pastor, Prophet, Prophetess, pyramid scheme, reverend, teacher, Tradition at 7:27 pm by Set Free Indeed
Have you ever wondered how some folks, who call themselves “Christians,” can do Satan’s bidding all week long? Lie, cheat, fornicate, steal, etc., but attend church on Sunday morning in their suits and nice dresses, never being convicted of sin, never mourning over their sin, and asking God for forgiveness? Read the rest of this entry »