John Piper, a prominent theologian and pastor, is pleading with his fellow preachers “to avoid the sinful seduction of money.” In a recent installment of his “Ask Pastor John” podcast, Piper offered five pieces of advice for Christian leaders.
1) “Kill every desire to be rich and get rich”
2) “If you see your income starting to grow, set a governor on it”
3) “Be totally transparent with your fellow elders from inside your church”
4) “Live simply to show that your treasure is in heaven and not on earth”
5) “Put in place a leadership structure of a plurality of elders”:
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I would add a 6/7/8 or replace it with number 2 and ask the question: What am I doing or saying that is attracting so many to follow in the first place, when the way to life is narrow and few find it? Have I promoted my name so much that at my name people come and not the name of Jesus? Have I become too fearful to talk about all of the sins that are listed in the Bible because I myself am committing many of them? Do I hold a standard of righteousness or allow those clearly living in sin to be in leadership positions within the church? Do I cosign/endorse super rich pastors?