Help me with something..


#1

I have always been wondering, how do Protestant Pastors become Pastors? To become a Catholic Priest you have to enter the Seminary(sp). There are over tens of thousands Protestant Groups, but do they have a lineage. A Catholic Priests’ line can be traced all way to St. Peter.

I always wanted to know but most of my protestant friends can’t answer it, can anyone answer it for me? :confused:


#2

Most, but not all, Protestant denominations require pastors to be seminary graduates. A few allow anyone to just get up, start preaching, and claim the title.


#3

Most pastors have a seminary education. They have to meet an extensive list of requirements, which varies somewhat from one group to another.
As Bob pointed out, there are a few groups that seem to hand out ordination papers to anybody, but that is not the norm. This is a rare thing, especially today. A hundred years ago, if there was a lack of of a minister for a church, there was less emphasis on education than on spirituality & knowledge of the Bible.
God bless.


#4

i have a protestant friend and he is studying pastoral theology in a protestant school.


#5

I understand that there are protestant schools out there. But how far does the lineage of pastors go back? We have a chain of Popes that has never been broken. Do they have a chain of Pastors that go all the way back to Martin Luther?


#6

The Anglican church claims apostolic succession although it is not recognized by the Catholic church. The same goes for some of the Catholic schismatic groups. I am not aware of any other protestants who make any claim to any kind of succession or put any importance in it.


#7

Each denomination has its own requirements and procedures. Want to become an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church? Just fill out a form online, here:

ulc.net/


#8

[quote=urquhart]Each denomination has its own requirements and procedures. Want to become an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church? Just fill out a form online, here:

ulc.net/
[/quote]

We are lucky that our ministers (priests, bishops, pope) just dont fill out some form eh! They are not just came from somewhere else! :rotfl: :rotfl:


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