While there have certainly been instances of hierarchy in the church throughout history, there have also been voices that have pushed back against this and advocated for a more egalitarian model. From the earliest days of the church, Jesus’ emphasis on servant leadership has been a powerful influence on Christian thought, and this has continued to shape the way that Christians think about church leadership today.
Ancestral Worship – The Indecisive Curse or Blessing you are?
Ancestral worship can lead to superstition as individuals may seek to placate their ancestors or seek their favor through various practices. From a biblical perspective, such practices can lead to a lack of trust in God and a reliance on superstitions that are not in line with God’s will. Therefore, it is important for individuals to understand the fundamental principles of their religious beliefs and seek to align their practices with these principles.
Idolatry and Fear: The Consequences of Superstition in Christianity
Christians should avoid superstitious beliefs and practices as they can undermine faith, promote idolatry, create fear and anxiety, and distract from true spirituality. Instead, Christians should focus on developing a deeper relationship with God through prayer, worship, and acts of kindness.