The truth of elusive peace lies not only with laymen, but clergy as well.
When initiating a covenant relationship with His redeemed people, God says to them, “Have no other gods before Me” or, loosely translated, “don’t sleep around.”
Tragically, shepherds lead their flocks with three destructive thinking patterns. 1. Serve as though the ministry were about their name, 2. Serve as though it were a competition with other Christian churches, and 3. Operate as though we were offering a service for the hurting rather than offering to serve the hurting.