this post picks up on another thread concerning women in the deaconate, and would you leave a church that did. This thread asks you: do you really know the essential views of your church Leaders? Do you know what exceptions they have taken to your church’s confession? Do you know their views on such things as scriptural inerrancy? Abortion? God’s mutability? Role of works in a believers salvations? Role of women?Reality of Hell and damnation? I know my church leaders well, but I’ve not asked them all these questions. And I’m discovering that some neighbor church’s pastors in my denomination may in fact score badly on my quiz. And they are impacting the denomination! Maybe we should take a timeout and do an assessment of our leaders, showing the ‘elder whites’ the door before they let their demonic influence in God’s churches any more. Being a leader in Gods church is a great privilege for a very small number of Christian men. It is not a right. Both men and women members have a duty to support and obey their leaders, and to be on the lookout for false professors and error in those very leaders.