“Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them” (Mark 10:42).
That’s what I call Gentile Power.
Gentile Power infects churches, church committees, and church boards. That’s because it infects disciples. Even disciples of Jesus. Read the context and background of the verse above if you doubt me.
Over the weekend I finally posted an article I wrote on this subject. In it I mention five categories of people according to their response to or perception of this evil. I also offer seven options for the consideration of those weighing their response to such use of church authority.
Along the way, I ask:
What are you supposed to do?
I eventually offer the challenge to choose between two other options. Then I advise:
You’ll pay dearly for either one.
But only one will reward you handsomely.
I invite you to read my full article (Gentile Power in the Church) then come back here and extend the discussion below.