It may not sound like much to you, or you may have never considered it before. Well, we would likefor you to consider it right now with the message we are about to share with you. It is wrong to address preachers as "Reverend". The reason it is wrong is because that term translated in the Bible, means awesome, great, terrible, magnificent. This is a term to express the powerful presence and nature of the Almight. No man is fit to be addressed by such credentials. In the King James Version of the Bible, the term appears once and it is found in Psalm 119, "Holy and Reverend is his name." The true meaning of the word is further seen in such Bible passages as Gen. 28:17, Joel 2:31. Mal. 4:5, Judges 13:6, Deut. 28:58, Psalms 99:3, Mal. 1:14, Psa. 96:4, 1 Chron. 16:25, Psa. 130:4, Deut. 7:21, Deut. 10:17, Neh. 1:5, Neh. 4:14, Neh. 9:32.
Now, what about those preachers who encourage the use of the term to be applied to members of the clergy? Well, maybe they don't know it is wrong. Or maybe they just don't care. And of course the same could be said of people who address religious leaders in such a manner. Study this information for yourself and share it with whomever.
Any questions? Hope to hear from you or to see you at the services.