For someone in the church to use that authority to abuse makes them lower than low. A wise man told me not I put my faith totally in the church or a preacher but put it all in God. I am lucky to have a wonderful church and Pastor but I still hold them in a place where they should be.
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Ephesians 6:13

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her