How do you explain this recent infatuation with High Church vestments in the inner city nondenominational and Pentecostal churches? The uniform of our leaders was nothing more ornate than black box-cut suits, a couple of generations ago. Have preachers jumped on this bandwagon as overcompensation: to make them feel more important while they’re pastoring in storefronts? Or is there some valid theological significance to mitres and robes, staffs and sashes?

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I am convinced that for some it is a mark of spiritual office and responsibility being executed by 'the ministry'.

However -

I think it is mostly a carnal mindset of attempting to gain authority over people (personal stature established by the use of a restricted use uniform), and the acceptance of God (being visibly set apart from the masses), by trying to revive the priestly garb that was required during the Temple eras. A uniform that is still used today in some form or fashion by the Roman Church. Even so, today every disciple of Christ has been identified in scripture and established by God as being a member of 'the royal priesthood'. So, go figure.
You mean those Zoot suits that are red and purple and sometimes gold - and the multicolored shoes with bright sparkly buckles?
You're asking about these 'High Church VESTMENTS' of the inner city storefront churches?
I for one, dont know why they they do it.
I was being facetious - so let me be real.

It is the same reason why people give themselves titles that God has not bestowed upon them.
But you better not tell them that to their faces because that will mean you are devoid of the holy ghost or just plain being mean and trying to step on the 'shine' or drinking some kind of hater-ade.

Its like Bro Bowman said: "...which was a carnal mindset of attemptim to gain authority over people..."

It only goes to follow - if you see this spirit/movement/urge that EVERYBODY has some kind of title and I mean EVERYBODY has some kind of title - of course that spirit will also move them to dress like whats going on in the poppy-fields of their minds.

I have never ever ever seen so many APOSTLES around in my life.
I have never ever ever seen so many BISHOPS in my life.

How did that come to be?
Well, how does one distinguish themselves from a little ol' church leader (pastor or elder)?????
Just go on and Annoint yourself BISHOP!
Well if all of a sudden there are a million BISHOPS floating around - how does one distiguish themselves from a grand ol' BISHOP?
Annoint thyself APOSTLE!

And I thought that was the tippity top but since so many are APOSTLES now - even women are APOSTLES these days - well, how does an APOSTLE step out and distinguish himself from the riff-raff apostles ----> start DRESSING like you know you see thyself in the poppy fields of your mind!!!!

You know Christianity today is all about the SHINE.

Shine on y'all!

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. God is giving us a chance to come out thechurch system they are nothing but high minded non repentative evil wicked people claiming to love God. I thank God he allowed them to kick me out of there God will hold them responsible for kicking the people out!
They doing that mess just feel like they are somebody...


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