“While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.” The Baptist Faith and Message 2000
“Biblically, an apostle was someone who was involved with Jesus and/or knew of Jesus before his crucifixion and after his crucifixion…we can conclude biblically that a true apostle in the New Testament style is no longer possible because it would require that the person had been with Christ and/or have seen the risen Lord.” Christian Apologetics Research Ministry
Christian brothers and sisters of Cartersville and Bartow County, GA, are you serious about winning your city and county for Christ? Where do you go to do it? How do you go about doing so? How do you go about identifying those who are doing it with you? How do you identify those who only look like they are doing it with you? Unfortunately, there is at least one local church in Cartersville that is leading people down the wrong path in the name of Christ: All About Jesus Ministries, Inc., which is led by a self-proclaimed “Apostle” named Eric Mosely and his wife, Maydia, who has been deemed a “pastor” by that ministry.
According to the Bartow Baptist Association (BBA), approximately 80% of Bartow County residents do not attend church; that equates to approximately 80,000 people without a church home. The BBA further estimates that 50% of the population of Bartow does not having a saving relationship was Jesus Christ (these estimates are of 2011). Because there are so many lost and unchurched people in Bartow County, you may be tempted, when sharing Christ with a stranger, to take his profession of faith and church membership at face value and move on to next person. Please don’t do this. Just because someone says he knows Jesus and attends church doesn’t mean that he has a saving relationship with Christ and attends a church that is faithfully discipling him by rightly dividing the word of God.
Consider the example of All About Jesus Ministries, Inc. The church’s pastor claims to be an Apostle even though the biblical office of Apostle does not continue. His wife claims to be a pastor even though, according to biblical teaching, this office is reserved for men. The members of this church are under the yoke of unbiblical authority figures. Furthermore, the targets of this church’s “ministry” are some of Bartow County’s poorest and least educated people. Bartow County’s poorest are being preached to about first fruits and tithing by the “Apostle” Eric Mosley. What little they have to give is unfortunately being donated to this self-proclaimed Apostle, who apparently has no formal theological training. Do they know any better to listen to him, his “pastor” wife, and the string of Pentecostal preachers and self proclaimed prophets who are paraded through their church?
You cannot look into the hearts of Eric and Maydia Mosely and know why they do what they do. They may be honestly unaware that they are unqualified for their offices. Whether they know it or not, the Bible is clear – Eric Mosley is not an Apostle and his wife is not a pastor. If the opportunity comes your way to point a member of All About Jesus Ministries, Inc. along the right path, take it. If the opportunity comes along to partner with this ministry, turn the other way.
For information on how to find a biblically sound church, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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