Why would any minister, teacher, deacon NOT want to be licensed?

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Why would any minister, teacher, deacon etc NOT want to go ahead and become licensed? What would be a valid reason for not doing so?

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  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Congrats to Brody Pope who just got licensed with denomination

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Brian Crisp

    You do need a license but it doesn’t have to be through a denomination which we are seeing now that denominations are becoming a thing of the past and I believe it’s God that is doing it.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Angel Ruiz

      True denominations are becoming of the past also sound doctrine is becoming a thing of the past….

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Brian Crisp

      I think it’s a good thing that denominations are going away but sound doctrine is needed badly in a lot of areas in the USA.

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      Angel Ruiz

      Well sound doctrine Can only be achieved by accountability…

      Every church and every pastor of a local church needs accountability. If we believe that sin is a true reality, then we will strive to check it. And that often requires a voice outside of our own local churchb aka Denominations. They provide structure with their policies, appeals process, confessions, and authority.

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      Brian Crisp

      Don’t need denominations for that.

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    “denominations are becoming a thing of the past” IS it really happening now Terry Wiles http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/death-of-denominations/

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Stan Wayne

    One reason is it limits the ability to give alms or tithes to local church or other causes

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    WHAT then DISTINGUISHES THE PENTECOSTAL THEOLOGY AND DENOMINATIONS? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/what-distinguishes-the-pentecostal-theology-and-denominations/

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Hunter McLain

      Many things. Aside from a theological standpoint Pentecostalism is unique in that God Leads The Church, not men.

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Grover Katzmarek Sr

    Well for one thing is not biblical or scriptural

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Hunter McLain

    God makes ministers, not men. The only one you need a license from is God!

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Angel Ruiz

      True God provides a license… But it would be out of order to say that the church does not meet organization

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Hunter McLain

      If a man is called to Preach, He must Preach. No schooling needed. No license needed from a church. Just invitations to Preach at Churches.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Daniel Blaylock

      But the church affirms those they are confident God has called. Christ the head does not work independently from His body the Church. We are urged to “lay hands on no man suddenly”–meaning that the church was to be careful about whom they ordained by the laying on of hands to a ministry such as pastor, elder, or deacon. Such ordination by the body does mean something; otherwise these passages in Timothy and Titus are irrelevant.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Hunter McLain

      You don’t need permission from anyone but God to Preach. Yes we are to be careful who, but as Jesus said you know a tree by it’s fruits. Don’t just let anyone show up, you but don’t have to be liscened by a denomination.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      David Lewayne Porter

      I think it is funny that most non credentialed people I know try to figure out why they are not invited to preach in denominational or established churches..
      If they don’t need credentials then pitch a tent in a field and get to preaching then.
      There’s your church, there’s your folk,,
      Get to preaching and catch them then.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Hunter McLain

      I most often attend independent Churches. The only one that we answer to is The Lord. A certificate won’t mean a thing in Heaven.

    • Reply March 25, 2017

      David Lewayne Porter

      Non-denominational churches (since there are no independent churches) are charted through their states of residence and do answer to men since they answer to the state and government.
      You may want to check your info and your charter.

      I guess your church has Jesus in the pulpit as well as on all your boards and in all leadership positions.
      The only one you answer to is the Lord, right.

    • Reply March 25, 2017

      Hunter McLain

      There are many independent churches, not sure what you are taking About. And no, and Independent CHURCH does not submit to anyone but God.

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      Angel Ruiz

      Hunter McLain that his not true… Independent churches in today s time are the leaders in false doctrine… Not,saying that every independent church has false doctrine… But because of the lack of accountability independent churches are for the most part more susceptible to false teaching….

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      David Lewayne Porter

      Hunter McLain
      Go see how you are chartered. Are you chartered as a 501c3….
      You answer to the Government, and you will in the future.
      That is what I am talking about.

      So yes,
      Yes you do, and will, submit to someone other than God.

      Are you a christian?
      Do you believe your Bible?
      Do you follow Jesus’s words?
      Seems like you forgot this man that jesus,said had extraordinary Faith,,,
      “Matthew 8:7-13
      And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour”.

      Like you said, you are not sure what I am talking about because you have not checked…
      So you don’t answer to man?
      Does the pastor set the direction of the church? (He is a man)! Does the church have an oversight committee? (men)! Is there a board of directs or the like? (Men)!
      The church is a body with many parts and will always answer to the parts while on this earth, man.

      Did God (without man) direct the Church as recorded in The Bible within the New Testament?
      You may want to go research the Jerusalem Council of Acts 15, 21, 11,,,, let’s not forget the epistles.

      You see,
      There is the “non-denominational” mindset.
      They think they are completely independent but aren’t. The is there just underground out of sight.

      The only way you are independent is if you pay taxes and did not charter as a church through the government. Dont forget, your pulpit is not empty and still has a man in human form directing you as a corporate body.
      Several of those human bodies on boards actually.

      It is what I am talking about.

      Check
      Your
      Charter,
      and tax status.

      Better be careful, very careful about casting off that authority that God placed you under brother.

    • Reply March 28, 2017

      David Lewayne Porter

      Hebrews 13 will help you with not answering to anyone but God.
      Your God had this chapter addressed to you.
      Vs 7 is where it starts.
      Verse 9 tells you why, in order to make sure your doctrine is correct and you don’t follow divers and “strange” doctrine.
      Verses 17 and 24 states it again.
      Did you notice that verse 24 did not say IF they have rule over you.
      Because we ALL have someone that RULES OVER US.
      Salute ALL Them that Have RULE Over YOU.

  • Reply March 22, 2017

    Terry Wiles

    From the earliest times there were methods of determining credibility of a person to be publiclly recognized. The pastorals have a detailed list. As the church quickly grew a more organized system of examination was developed.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Grover Katzmarek Sr

      And as they became more organized they lost their power

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      Terry Wiles

      We are very organized and see hundreds saved and filled with the Spirit in our local church each year and the same results in central and south america were we are penetrating the darkness of the jungle with the gospel.

    • Reply March 22, 2017

      David Lewayne Porter

      I doubt everyone in a denomination has lost their power.
      In the same way I doubt every minister and ministry that is not in a denomination has The Power.

  • Reply March 23, 2017

    LaVina Burns

    I don’t think it’s imperative to be licensed, but it gives a level of comfort for those attending to know the person has been sanctioned by the church. We have a daughter that attended a church in Detroit and they had a man lead the college and career Bible study. He was not licensed by the church, the church did not know him, but they did not have the guts to say – NO, you are not sanctioned by the church. End result: The guy worked for the enemy and he kidnapped the young virgins in the Bible Study by drugging their ice teas and soft drinks with ruffies and ectasy, then sold them into human trafficking. SO, YES I do agree leadership needs to be licensed or in some way sanctioned by the church. Good Business in God’s Business! And yes, our daughter was one that we had to kidnap back! Took 18 monthhs!!

  • Reply March 25, 2017

    Joseph Kidwell

    If one is called to preach as an Elder in the Church, it should be recognized by the Church that one is called to serve. I personally do not license or ordain deacons as I believe they are in a different category from Elders and consider it to be a lay position. I simply install them.

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Why would any minister, teacher, deacon NOT want to be licensed?

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Spin-Off from Troy Day’s post about licensing. Why would any minister, teacher, deacon etc NOT want to go ahead and become licensed? What would be a valid reason for not doing so?

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