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What about ‘the anointed one’?

anointing-oilI’ve been in churches where the pastor was seen as the ‘anointed of the Lord’. It is a strange phenomena where the Old Testament anointing of kings is assumed to be given to a church leader. “Because David didn’t want to lay a hand on Saul because he was the anointed of the Lord, church members are not allowed to criticise the leader”, is the assertion. “And because the anointing teaches you about all things, the pastor is always right.” read more »