Bishop Prince makes it clear that, contrary to some people’s opinions concerning who “calls,” anoints, appoints, gifts, equips, ordains, and sends men and women into the Gospel ministry’s vineyard, it is God and only God who “calls,” anoints, appoints, gifts, equips, and ordains His vineyard workers, and it is ONLY God who sends His vineyard workers “where” He wants them to be. God also is the only One who decides “when” He will send His workers!
Then too, God and only God is the One who determines what function His “called,” anointed, appointed, gifted, equipped, and ordained men and women are to perform while working in His Gospel ministry’s vineyard. In essence, being “called” into God’s Ministry, which includes all that accepting His “calling” involves (like which ekklesia, how to function in that ekklesia, what gifts to use, and so on), is ALWAYS a theocratic selection and NEVER a democratic election! (See Being “Called” into God’s Ministry Is a Theocratic Selection and Not a Democratic Election.)
Have you noticed that the Christian Church has changed to imitate the protocols and methods of the world? More and more churches are seeking Pastors with Masters and Doctorate degrees. They are more concerned about the prospective pastor’s credentials than they are about his morals and his salvation. Some even set the pastor’s salary according to what level of education he has achieved. This is worldly and has no foundation in Holy Scripture. THIS IS NOT OF GOD!
Education is good. We should get as much education as we can afford or that is afforded to us. The more tools and skills that we have to use for the work of the kingdom of God the better. BUT DON’T GET IT TWISTED! We cannot qualify or certify to be God’s Preacher and Servant through Bible Colleges or Seminaries. God is not impressed with your diplomas, degrees, certificates or any…
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