A Pastor’s Call to Ministry


The Prophet Elijah Cast his mantle upon Elisha who took over for him after Elijah was taken by a whirlwind into heaven. Today we seem to have generational mantle’s within a Ministry family. There are been three generations of Schuller pastor’s, three generations of Swaggart pastor’s, and other such as John Hagee and son and Fred Price and son plus many more. I thought Ministry was a calling and not a generational gift. Another thing about Ministry involves spiritual gifts. There are those that believe that you can pick any spiritual gift you want but that is not scriptural. The Holy Spirit distributes the gifts according to First Corinthians 12:11. He provides us the gift of his choice and it never mentions multiple gifts. Some believe the gift of tongues is very important to Ministry but it is listed as one of the least gifts. Do all speak with tongues? 1st Corinthians 13 says that tongues will cease. I’m getting back to generational Ministries I would like to see the scripture that cites that argument? God does the calling not the parents of the son. Nowadays it seems that Ministries are a family affair including women which is quite unscriptural. Take Sheila Coleman Schuller for example. She not only took over the Crystal Cathedral for a while but turned it into a Pentecostal service. At that time many left the church. That happens when you do things in an unscriptural manner. Even young Bobby Schuller started off while on its own but now he’s wearing his grandfather’s robe for one service a week and he looks so unnatural in it. But he’s conforming rather than transforming. He’s really not his own Pastor yet as he is still under his grandfather’s shadow which even he says was very different than his theology. That’s like willingly standing under a dark shadow. He should know better. Where is his discernment? Ministry is not a generational issue it is a calling from God. Maybe we should all listen to that?

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