Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. James 3:1
So you want to be a Pastor? Well The Bible actually urges against it unless you have really been called by God to preach. The reason is you will be held under “Stricter Judgment” by God , because you are being held to a higher standard based on your knowledge of God
In today’s society the position of Pastor, Reverend, Priest, ect is often being mocked in TV shows and jokes. Part of the reason is there have been many men and woman who have disgraced or abused this position. Make no mistake about it they will be punished by God at the highest level. Remember Blasphemy against The Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin (Mark 3:29) If anyone thinks they will lie to God , play the part, and get away with it, will be sadly mistaken.
In the Old Testament, Priesthood was also taken for serious by God, in fact the only people who were allowed to be Priests, were from the Bloodline of Aaron (Levites) (Exodus 28) Why would God do this? Because he wanted to be sure that the Priest was raised and trained properly. Since all Priests came from the same bloodline, you can be sure there was no paganism or bad practices being carried down
“For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14
Am I discouraging people from pursing ministry? Absolutely not, however if your going to take the head position of a Pastor, Minister, Priest, ect, make sure You have been called and your serving God with all your heart, mind and soul in Jesus Name Amen!