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Old 10-15-2007, 06:49 PM
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The "Good Ole Boys" Club?

I have noticed a growing trend of men who are licensed through various ministerial fellowships and have absolutely no intention of preaching, teaching, pastoring, evangelizing, soul-winning or even witnessing.

All they do is sit on a pew.

Why do some folks just want a card in their pocket?

Are ministerial fellowships becoming modern day equivalents to the Moose Lodge - just another "Good Ole Boys" Club?
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:52 PM
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It makes them feel impotant...I meant important

Uh...they want to be able to vote?

They want to be called Reeeeeeeeev?

They are a sleeper cell of pedophiles and homos waiting for word from their illustrious leader to come out and embarrass the org?
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:54 PM
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I have noticed a growing trend of men who are licensed through various ministerial fellowships and have absolutely no intention of preaching, teaching, pastoring, evangelizing, soul-winning or even witnessing.

All they do is sit on a pew.

Why do some folks just want a card in their pocket?
Are ministerial fellowships becoming modern day equivalents to the Moose Lodge - just another "Good Ole Boys" Club?
Hmmmm......cause with a license I can legally get in the AMC meeting in Nashville?

or perhaps Clergy parking at the hospital?
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I know several men who have paid dues for decades and never been involved in ministry in any form.

I don't see what the great allure of licensing is.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:55 PM
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how did they get licenses?
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how did they get licenses?
Well now that is a very good question.

What strikes me as funny is that we have silly questions on our license apps like "do you have a tv in your home" and "are you pre, mid, or post trib" and yet we never ask how many souls the candidate has won to the Lord.
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Amazing isn't it? What a card and a pat on the back can do?

It can make a rank vagabond or hoodlum smile with glee.

It puts faux credibility into someone's resume.

The Good Ole Boy Network as someone called it is alive and thriving in "Pentecost".

If you're one of the "good ole boys", faults and even SIN may be overlooked. It's as though if you've got the card and the pat on the back, you've arrived - no matter how many souls you've won, people you've helped or sacrifices made. The "good ole boy" is just that a "good ole boy" and no one in the network should question him because if you question him you might be spurned to question yourself and that would be too scary.

Live in the land of let's pretend where all good ole boys live happily ever after for their works and their works are "to be good ole boys."

No, this is not Rhoni Resurrected...LOL
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Hmmmm......cause with a license I can legally get in the AMC meeting in Nashville?

or perhaps Clergy parking at the hospital?
Dude, just buy a "Clergy" sticker from any Christian bookstore and park on the hospital lawn if you want.

Personally I find that by parking a ways away and walking more I am slowly becoming more fit, thus avoiding the need of having to have "clergy" come visit me in the hospital.
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Hmmmm......cause with a license I can legally get in the AMC meeting in Nashville?

or perhaps Clergy parking at the hospital?
Dude, you would save more money by paying the parking fee instead of dues.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:00 PM
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Amazing isn't it? What a card and a pat on the back can do?

It can make a rank vagabond or hoodlum smile with glee.

It puts faux credibility into someone's resume.

The Good Ole Boy Network as someone called it is alive and thriving in "Pentecost".

If you're one of the "good ole boys", faults and even SIN may be overlooked. It's as though if you've got the card and the pat on the back, you've arrived - no matter how many souls you've won, people you've helped or sacrifices made. The "good ole boy" is just that a "good ole boy" and no one in the network should question him because if you question him you might be spurned to question yourself and that would be too scary.

Live in the land of let's pretend where all good ole boys live happily ever after for their works and their works are "to be good ole boys."

No, this is not Rhoni Resurrected...LOL
You make that (bolded above) sound like it's a "bad thing?"
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