Any preacher who allows members to tell him what to preach isn’t much of a preacher.

For the guidelines made it very clear that God anointed. No member of Ebenezer Baptist Church called me to the ministry. You called me to Ebenezer, and you may turn me out of here, but you can’t turn me out of the ministry, because I got my guidelines and my anointment from God Almighty. And anything I want to say, I’m going to say it from this pulpit.  It may hurt somebody, I don’t know about that; somebody may not agree with it.  But when God speaks, who can but prophesy? The word of God is upon me like fire shut up in my bones, and when God’s word gets upon me, I’ve got to say it, I’ve got to tell it all over everywhere. And God has called me  to deliver those that are in captivity. — MLK, Guidelines for a Constructive Church

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