Is it right for Servants of God to be protected by men

Is it right for men to protect servants of God?

It is said that the only thing that is constant is change consequently it is not a surprise that God or people’s view of God have changed over the years. There is a face book group called Revolutionaries of the Nathanic order. They claim that there are many churches and more churches are being built while some people do not have a place to sleep so they sleep in the streets. They said, in one of their post, that God does not live in those fancy building so they called that the buildings be opened for people to sleep at night or at least the churches should give them bibles to make fire with because it is cold out there. That sounds rude but there may be truth in it.

I recently came across a hub on hub pages that mentioned about the mega churches and the amount spent by the priest, pastors, among others. The writer added that these men of God pay people for their security. That is they employ security personnel. Some people have argued that church business is now the easiest means of making money maybe that is why churches are coming up daily and people separate and start their own churches and doctrines.

There is need for security in this changing world where a lot of things do happen. That is why important people are given security. However, that does not mean that the common men do not need security but it means that some people can afford to pay or use extra security because of their position. Most of the wealthy priests, pastors, imams, ministers and other men/ servants of God employ personal security for their safety. Does it mean that the God they serve these days can no longer protect them like he protected and directed his servants of old? It is said in their scripture, which they use to teach and preach, if God does not watch over a nation then in vain does the watchmen watch.

There may be need to be afraid because of the evils of the day and may be there is also the need for one to help oneself then God will do the rest. However, if the servants of God are not certain of spiritual protection and guidance which they preach, if they do not trust that the God they serve is enough to keep them safe from the evils of this world then there is need for men to once again search, find, and serve that God that will keep them safe from all evil. This is because if it is true that God once protected men in the past like the three young Israelites that did not burn in the fire in Babylon, Men like Daniel in the loin’s den among others. Then there is no reason why that God will not do it again. It means the men of God of this generation are less spiritual and that is why they lack spiritual protect so they seek the protection of men. They are not different from the politicians, entertainers and other wealthy men that use security for their safety.

Finally, there may be need for security and the servants of God may have their reasons of employing personal body guards. They can even claim that is will be to tempt God if they do not secure themselves and we know God should not be tempted. However, the question which many people now ask is, are the servants of God safe in the protection of men? Is it right for men to guard the servants of God? That is the question some people ask especially when they consider the amount sent for such security.

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TMApsey 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Excellent point! I have always wondered why a church would even lock its doors at night. It is said in the bible that we should care for our fellow man. Churches spend too much money making their buildings prettier, buying expensive organs and fancy bells. How many more people could they help if they just skipped all that? If these mega church preachers would fire their body guards, they might be able to help thousands more people. It makes you wonder where their priorities really lie.


mikeq107 5 years ago

Great Hub ;0) what it boils down to is do they trust in the God they preach , becuase if they did they would not need security from man, because God looks after his own!!!

mike :0)


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

TMApsey, thanks for stopping by. You are right, the churches can do more if they can shift the money spent on body guards and other items to supporting others.However, some churches can claim that they are supporting people but we know that the way most of them preach so as to get the money even from the poor can be question. For instance they can say, "sow and you will receive 1000 folds..." @Mikeq107 thanks and you got the main point. I wonder how the preachers want others to trust in God for protection.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

No true child of God would ever need, require, or request to be protected from God's enemies for they would know that God will protect His own.


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

You are right Dave but you also know that is not what is happening today. The richer the preacher become the more they need security.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

It is not the duty or right of anyone preaching the word of God to become famous. That is not a preachers lot in life. They are to serve with humbleness, humility, and not draw attention to themselves but to God.


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

Dave, I do not think it is wrong to be famous after all Jesus is famous and people are known by their good or bad works so it is that the preachers can be known. People may not want to be famous yet others can spread their name. Do you think one can teach and preach the gospel to the world without being known? what matters is how preachers change their life sytle when they get famous.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

David: Man must decrease as God and the love of God increases.

I know many Priests, Pastors,and other clergy who deliver the "Word of God" who are not known outside thier little churches, and I also know of Pastors and Ministers who get a thrill out of being infront of a camera and becoming widly known. So long as they are uplifting God and not drawing attention to themselves it's all good.


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

That situation you mentioned is where the pastor preach in small church so he will be known by those in the church. Likewise a preacher that preaches on air or goes from church to church or nation to nation will be known by a larger number of people. That is the level of work they put in the service. But what I said is that the fame or being known globally is not a problem because we can still live a simple live no matter the fame or wealth.The problem is that most of them start to buy security as they grow


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

I just asked a friend what he can say on the subject of this hub. He said, it right for them to have security. I asked him maybe Jesus used his disciples as his security. He said, yes because at times they prevented people from seeing Jesus. I think he is right for instance when the disciples stopped little children from coming close to Jesus. So maybe the preachers use security just as Jesus used security. This will be an interesting subject to discus


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ

davidkaluge,

("Is it right for men to protect servants of God?")

Man-made religious servants need men for physical protection. They need protection from the consequences of their carnality. Many flock to the golden calf; the probability of being trampled by the glossy-eyed hordes is a reality. Protection is necessary for the increase of their monetary empire.

Followers of Jesus Christ have guardian angels. Also, they trust God with their lives and will die for their faith.

Did Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul have personal man guards?

Just as it is written,“FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”

Roman 8:36

A distinction of what a servant of God is and isn't, remedies the conundrum.


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

Thanks PlanksandNails for your comment. It is surprising that men worship a God that they do not trust to protect them. This is because God should be able to protect, guide, and instruct his own but it takes spirituality for a carnal man to get to that level of awareness. It seems most preachers just talk and preach about God but they are not aware of is great powers. That is they do not know how to benefit from the spiritual powers.

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