reply to post by tony9802
I was recently, not too long ago, doing some research on the accrediation of Pastors, and what constitutes a legitimate guide or instructor of Gospel
Just like Jesus and the Disciples needed accrediation, seminary, Bible college, etc? NO!!!!!!
They learned from the man himself. Eventually you get the Holy Spirit as a direct experience, Teacher, and Guide and that becomes the Ultimate
I was astounded when I discovered that apparently some of these purported Bible colleges and similar teaching institutions actually do not even have
I was astounded when I discovered that a majority of actual Pastors who are legitamately acrredited, are a bunch of modern day Pharisees/Saducees who
only teach what they know from the Bible which was told to them, all head based knowledge and lack the Ego Death (Not I, but Christ in Me), and direct
Holy Spirit experiences, and Divine Non-judgmental Love bliss that comes from going within, surrender, and letting go.
Anyone who has been indwelled with the Holy Spirit is Divinely accredited.
I found some basic preliminary information on wikipedia, and I thought to myself how incredibly wrong it is to have Pastors coming out of unaccredited
institutions attempting to teach Scriptural ideas to average everyday people.
VArious denominations. like Eastern Orthodoxy, say that it's incredibly wrong for anyone to teach Scripture unless they have been indwelled with the
Holy Spirit Mystical Ego death experiences and are teaching directly from the Spirit.
Additionally, as stated, this particular college does not seek accreditation, and to me, from a more traditional theological perspective, this seems
One of the most respected Theologians in Thomas Aquinas, wrote volumes and VOLUMES of foot thick theological books and commentaries, and then towards
the later portion of his life, he experienced God. Do you want to know what he said after he experienced God?
Paraphrased he said about everything he wrote in his life, that it is like Straw to the Wind compared to the experienced Divine Glory.
And here you are, worried about legitimate accreditation. I know self Taught Christians, who actually have the Holy Spirit, who are legit ......no
college necessary like in the days of Christ.
How can a pastor who has merely received a "Certificate of Completion," and not a bona-fide DIPLOMA, call himself someone genuinely studied and
learned in the traditions of Gospel?!
Good luck with that. I know people who make amazing food, better than some of the top chef restaurants I've tasted. And they don't have any degrees
to prove it, other then being self taught and practicing their craft.
You don't even understand how absurd this all sounded to me when I first made the inquiry, and now I'm simply believing that most pastors are
probably unschooled and untrained for their positions. How shameful.. I'm hoping to here some interesting comments and info. from everyone. Thanks!
You have a lot to learn. Get the Holy Spirit experience and then you will know what, how, when, and to whom to teach. Being around, and knowing
people, observing how the ego works, watching people, learning life, psychology, philosophy, reading, experiencing, and becoming transformed by the
Holy Spirit is what makes up being accredited by God himself.
I've sat with Phd published Theologians, who are modern day famous, on the tour circuit, and on all the top Christian radio stations with their
sermons. And I've sat with them and asked them about the deeper things that come from the Holy Spirit, and ego death, and conquering the carnal
adamic mind, and Divine Bliss, and they've looked me like I'm an alien.
Here are all these Phd Theologians, making killing$ on the book and tour circuit, and they don't even know what ego death through the Holy Spirit is
and how the ego operates, let alone all the deeper things within like accessing the Soul and so forth.
You've got it all mixed up friend!!!! I large portion of what you think is and should be legit, is actually just watered down illegitimacy.
2 Cor 3:6 "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit
There's too many at the top who are merely repeaters of the letter, and lack the life of the Spirit. Very sad thing to see