THERE IS NO “Dr” MINISTERIAL POSITION
I have never seen a genuine and serious minister of God addressed as “Dr” not among our founding fathers of faith and not even among the contemporaries. Because there is no ministerial position in the Bible as Doctor.
A minister is addressed by his ministerial office, Paul was proud to be called an apostle. An Apostle is addressed as “Apostle”, a prophet is addressed as “Prophet” An Evangelist is addressed as “Evangelist” A pastor should be proud to be called pastor, a bishop should be addressed as “Bishop”, a deacon is addressed as “Deacon” an Elder is addressed as “Elder” All these are biblical, but there is no tittle or office in the Bible as “Dr”
When you carry your secular tittle into the work of God and abandon your ministerial tittle, or if you refuse to abandon your secular or earthly title for the title of the ministry which God called you into, then many things are wrong with you. Apostle Paul said those things that were meaningful to him before he has counted useless for the excellence of knowledge of Christ. Philippians 3:7, 8. It means all those earthly and secular titles, positions and influence he had counted loss, and abandoned them for the excellent of Christ, and Christ alone.
All those ministers who are tittled as “Dr” or “Prof” or end their names with “PhD, Prof, Prince, etc.” such ministers either have problem with ego or they are misguided, there are no such titles in the biblical works of ministries.
More importantly we are all brothers and sisters in the Lord, irrespective of our positions or tittle in the work of God. Let’s all have this mind of Christ of humility.
Philippians 2:5-7, ” Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”
You know what? All those ministers who are carrying titles such as “Dr, PhD, Senior Apostle, Arch bishop, etc., they are making reputations for themselves, they are not taking the form of bonservants, they are contrary to the nature of Christ Jesus.
We are to know the truth, repent and make adjustment.
This message is not to condemn but to correct for righteousness. God bless you