What a silly question! Of course they do. Well not so fast — many “pastors” live as all sham and no wow as the churches they pastor exist as Christian in name only. Many deny the virgin birth, reality of hell, resurrection of Jesus, His return, judgment, and so on.
Oh that’s harsh! Stop being so critical! Of course pastors accept the Bible. Really? A recent release by the Presbyterian church shows what a sad state exists in some of the “mainline” denominations.
The latest “Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians” report, released by the Presbyterian Church (USA), shows that two in five (39 percent) members agree or strongly agree that “only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved.” Fewer pastors (35 percent) agree or strongly agree.
Only 39% of members in the Presbyterian church agree with the Bible, while even fewer Presbyterian pastors agree with it. Perhaps they should review Paul’s instruction to The Troubled Church — they’re going to need it (especially chapter 15).
Perhaps they’ve missed this:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
You don’t have to accept the Bible as true, but to claim to be a Christian and deny the Bible not only makes no sense, it bears no likeness to Christianity except in name. These “pastors” have (as Paul warned Timothy about times to come) a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof.
They want to preach on church potlucks and philosophy, but deny what defines a Christian as a Christian. In essence, they’ve created their own designer religion and replaced the Bible with their own doctrine.
These Presbyterian pastors are free to do as they wish, but it’s wrong to call their designer religion Christianity.