Power of Example
To have unquestioned reliance upon a pastor or other spiritual leader can lead to embarrassment and even bitter disillusionment.
I was reminded of this recently when I came across an interesting item about President Coolidge. Once he invited some friends from Vermont to dine at the White House. They were worried about their table manners, so they decided to do everything their host did. All went well until coffee was served. Coolidge poured his into the saucer. The guests did the same. The President added sugar and cream. So did the visitors. Then Coolidge leaned over and placed his saucer on the floor for the cat.
1 Cor 15:33, Bad company corrupts good morals.