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(15) ... Some "Statistical Results" Concerning Pastors

I have written and posted on this site a number of articles that address the issue of the non-Biblical Institutional Church System which has become the standard pattern (especially in America) for the Church today.

Today, (August 1, 2014) I became aware of some stats taken from various surveys. When the Church functions under the non-Biblical Institutional Church System rather than under the way that Christ intended for His Church to function, then we can expect to see these types of statistical results as shown below.

The statistical results from these various surveys which are given below, quite simply bear witness to the fact that the Institutional Church System is not Biblical and is not a System that has been ordained by God.

If we search the Scriptures diligently with a desire to discover truth, even though it may go against tradition and disturb our comfort zone, then in time, as we are told in Isaiah 28:10 "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little." Truth with understanding will begin to leap out to us from the pages of God's Written Word.

Below are some statistical results concerning Pastors:

     1,500 Pastors leave the ministry for good each month, citing burnout or contention in their Churches.

     80 percent of Pastors (and 84 percent of Pastors' spouses) are discouraged in their roles.

     Almost half of all Pastors have seriously considered leaving ministry for good in the past 3 months.

     For every 20 Pastors who go into ministry, only one retires from the ministry.

     50 percent of Pastors say they are unable to meet the demands of their job and are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living.                                        

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