“Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.” Acts 20:28-29
A shepherd (pastor) is supposed to protect the flock (church) from wolves (false teachers). When this does not happen there are only two reasons–the shepherd doesn’t love Jesus or the shepherd does not love the sheep.
Jesus said that if Simon Peter LOVED Him, he would take care of His sheep:
Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son of John, do you love Me?” “Yes, Lord,” he answered, “You know I love You.” Jesus told him, “Shepherd My sheep.” John 21:16
Jesus said if a shepherd doesn’t protect the sheep from a wolf it is because they are…
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