The pastor in the face of opposition

The reception of pastors in the parish is almost similar to the prophetic office in the Bible. We may categorically conclude that it is not the reception of the prophet that determined his faithfulness. Rather the obedience of the prophet to God. At certain times, it was extremely dangerous to be called a prophet of God in Israel. The periods of Jeroboam and Ahab were quite unfriendly to the

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Suffering may last but a while

Suffering is an ontological phenomenon in life. The Bible reads, “…the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until the present time.” There is the disaster of human suffering as Paul continues to write “…but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly” (Rom. 8: 22, 23). The human civilisation suffers a trail of despair. Either we suffer illness, or suffer premature

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