Maybe I'm dumb however, I don't get how for someone entrusted to be a Bible study leader this rationalization by your pastor is expected by him to pass muster: "...a preference issue and not a doctrine issue."Hey guys, I'm back with an issue concerning the same couple as before. The husband is a teacher for the Adult Bible Study. He believes homosexuals are unredeemable. I told the Pastor about this and the Pastor downplayed it to be a preference issue and not a doctrine issue.
I have been deeply troubled by what feels like favoritism to me. Now I just found out that the same Bible teacher believes we are raptured midway through the Great Tribulation. He believes the first 6 seals are not the Wrath of God. I was shocked.
I'm still trying to decide whether to schedule a follow up with my Pastor and tell him how troubled I've been since his first response. Now I'm even more concerned with another dangerous doctrine held by one of our teachers. I'm just dismayed at this point.
I don't know what to do. I hate to think of leaving my home church. I'm just so sad and troubled. I worry my Pastor will chastise me for complaining about this teacher and for not dropping it. I'm going to pray about it.
Fyi: I already know my Pastor holds a pretrib rapture view.
They're mutually exclusive?
When he in essence leads/teaches scripture?
You know that passage that says God is not found in structures built by human hands? Acts 7:48
And how we should be careful if considering being teachers of the word? Because such people will face a stricter judgement? James 3.
Maybe consider those passages.
If it feels like the word of The Word is being abrogated by those entrusted to teach scripture, that it could indeed be time to go.
I think we should feel at peace in church. Not conflicted and confused.