Shepherding/Discipleship Error

Deeds and Doctrine of the Nicolaitanes
The abuse is when the Pastor(s) or Shepherd(s) Lords over the flock


 1Peter 5:2 Feed (function of the shepherd) the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight (function of the bishop) thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3  Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

What Shepherds and Bishops are TO BE to the flock
Ensamples
  5179. tupos, too'-pos; from G5180; a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. a statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler ("type"), i.e. a model (for imitation)

What Shepherds and Bishops are NOT to do to the flock
Lords
2634. katakurieuo, kat-ak-oo-ree-yoo'-o; from G2596 and G2961; to lord against, i.e. control, subjugate:--exercise dominion over (lordship), be lord over, overcome.

Deeds and Doctrine of the Nicolaitanes (Shepherding/Discipleship Error)
(deeds of victory over the people – lording over them)
Rev 2:6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
Rev 2:15 15 So you have them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

 


 
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