Saturday, March 25, 2006

Differences Between the Doctor and the Pastor

(From Missionary Linton M. Smith, Jr. written by Bro. Alan Moravek)

The Doctor charges outrageous fees and you complain, but you come back the next time you are sick.
The Pastor preaches that you should pay your tithes and you leave the church.

The Doctor checks how much you weigh and you allow him.
The Pastor asks how much you pray and it's none of his business.

The Doctor says, "Please disrobe" and you do it without question.
The Pastor preaches that you should dress modestly and he is getting too personal.

The Doctor gives you a nasty tasting pill and you take it.
The Pastor feeds you the Word and you say, "No thank you."

The Doctor's office closes at a certain time.
The Pastor is to be available, awake, and ready twenty-four hours a day.

The Doctor tells you to change your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure.
The Pastor tells you how to change your lifestyle and it raises your blood pressure.

The Doctor tells you, "We need to run more tests." — so you make an appointment.
The Pastor says, "We need more Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies and you are too busy.

The Doctor says, "There is nothing more we can do," and you search high and low for one who can help.
The Pastor says, "God can help you," and you give up and say, "What's the use!"

The Doctor says, "Try this and see if it works and if it doesn't we'll try something else," so you do.
The Pastor gives you the Promises of God's Word and you don't like to "Walk by faith."

To the Doctor you are just another customer.
To the Pastor, you are a part of the family. He loves you. He prays for you. He helps carry your burdens. He laughs with you and cries with you.

4 Comments:

Blogger Bro Tim said...

Thanks for this post. I know the Lord wants me to Pastor someday but I thank God for putting under a great pastor who feeds us the Word of God. It is funny people listen to the doctor to do what he says to live, but they don't listen to the pastor who has their soul in mind.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Bro. Tim,

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog... I am not very regular, but I can always count on you to stop by from time to time to see if I have updated it.

I enjoyed that contrast between the doctor and the pastor... I have always wondered why people want the doctor to tell them the truth.... but then get so mad at the preacher when he just passes on the TRUTH from God. You know... like they don't get mad at the mailman for delivering the bills.... but for the preacher delivering God's Word.... they can't take that at all. Of course, we both know the answer.... SIN!!!

Standing in the Gap,
Bro. Jim

8:04 PM  
Blogger FREEDOM FROM SIN said...

This post is right on! As of October 2005 we have a new pastor and it is amazing the things people are expecting of him they do not even require of themselves. He is a dear brother and his family is preciouse. Pray for him and pray for our congregation that our "ears will hear what the Spirit is saying unto us".

10:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Freedom from sin,

I will be praying for your new pastor and your church family. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.

6:54 PM  

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