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Titles of Honor

Submitted: 6/15/2004
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Question: I note some Pastors refer to thier wife as the first lady and family as first family. Does the bible support this title of honor to the Pastor's wife or family. Is it dangerous for the body of Christ or benefical. Thank You

Answer: Your question sounds more like a reference to the White House than a local apostolic assembly. Jesus taught that leaders should be humble servants and not follow the example of the Gentiles. It is sad when pastors feel the need to exalt themselves above the flock by using such honorific titles. Jesus warned against the use of titles in Matthew 23:8-12.