Must a Pastor Be Seminary-Trained to be Qualified to Preach and Teach?

MUST A PASTOR BE SEMINARY-TRAINED TO BE QUALIFIED TO PREACH AND TEACH? . Sometimes the question comes up as to where I went to seminary.  I think this is an interesting question because sometimes it comes from a genuine desire to know my doctrinal leanings, but other times I sense that it is asked somewhat condescendingly, as if to call into question the legitimicay of a pastor’s call into ministry if he is not seminary-trained. ....

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Is There Only One “Authorized” Translation of the Bible?

IS THERE ONLY ONE “AUTHORIZED” TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE? . Once in a while I get this question from inquiring minds contacting me on our church website:  “Do you use only one version of the Bible in your church?”  When this question is asked it always has to do with whether or not we use the King James Version of the Bible, which some camps consider the only “authorized” version of the Bible, and that all...

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