First some a couple of references.
Heresy Opinion or doctrine contrary to the orthodox teaching of the Christian Church – Oxford Dictionary
Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
I moved away some years ago for work and rejoined my local CCC church when I returned after a couple of years. At first it seemed the same but over time I started to realise that new doctrines were being taught. I discussed these with my then pastor and on confirmation that my fears were founded my family and I moved on.
A good and wise friend of mine who also moved on from the same church recently told me about a discussion he had with the pastor after my friend indicated that he was leaving for doctrinal reasons. The discussion went to the verse above and my good friend indicated that to him Jesus’ words meant that no Christian can exercise authority over another. The pastor indicated that Jesus did not mean these words literally and to take them literally and believe what my friend believes is a heresy.
I know I am at odds with CCC doctrine but this is just too silly. My old church was telling me for some time to believe what the pastor says over anything else because he is anointed for that purpose. It seems that now we (those with what was referred to as a “different anointing”) are to believe the pastor even over what Jesus says.
I can only reject yet another CCC doctrine that placed a mediator between Jesus and his people. This is what makes me a “heretic”. Amen.