Most people know beyond doubt that politicians are charade masters. Their promises while campaigning for election, almost always are meaningless once elected. Many pastors in the pulpits of churches also play games with church goers. The endless charade in the pulpit is that the "senior pastor" is "God approved" and has a stamp of authenticity. The pastor may have a bachelors degree, a masters degree or even a doctorate degree in theology and supposedly that "education" makes that individual person of great Biblical knowledge and understanding, and therefore an "authority" on truth.
Odd indeed is that Jesus Christ never promoted Bible schools or colleges as reflected in the four Gospels. In fact Jesus Christ bypassed the elite religious senior pastors and selected uneducated fishermen as disciples.
We also read in the New Testament that the things of God are ONLY understood by the Spirit of God, and the correlation between man-made Biblical education and the Spirit of God are worlds apart. We read that out of the mouths of babes and sucklings comes wisdom, which is a slam to the "highly educated" who think they have all the answers. We can learn a great deal from children and their inquiring minds that often astound adults.
The hard core fact is that Bible schools and colleges are rubber stamp mills and they turn out clones, not thinkers. The pastors who stand in pulpits are parrots of their mentors and teachers. There are groups that parrot Herbert W. Armstrong, as if HWA is the source of light and truth. Wrong! In fact no preacher, pastor, senior pastor, bishop or religious leader is the source of the Way, the Truth and the Life, which is exclusive to Jesus Christ. For as long as people think "truth" is owned by preachers, religions or pastors and priests, humans will always be slaves to those who pretend to be God in the pulpits.
The charades in the pulpits have been going on for centuries of time and dates back even thousands of years. Seemingly people are easily hoodwinked, lack discernment and are fooled by the self-deceived, self-appointed pulpit masters. One of the greatest charade players in the church world, was a man called the "apostle" Paul. Millions think he was God in the flesh and that he was infallible and inerrant, and that every word he ever spoke was God breathed, even though he contradicted Jesus Christ. Some today place the deceased Herbert W. Armstrong in the same category as the fake "apostle" Paul and they live and die by it.
Those who love power, control and the never ending flow of free $money always seem to gravitate to controlling the minds and thinking of church goers and it hinges upon causing church goers to live in lifelong FEAR.