Have you not heard that there are pastors who failed to enter by the door? “He that entereth not by the door”. Christ assures us, John 10:7, that He is the door; whoever, therefore, enters not by Jesus Christ into the pastoral office is no other than a thief and a robber in the sheepfold. He whosoever enters not by Jesus with a possibility of any other interest besides that of Christ and His people. Yearning, covetousness, love of ease, a desire to enjoy the comforts of life, to be differentiated from the populace, to nurture the interests of one’s family, and even the sole design of providing against want-these are all ways by which thieves and robbers enter into the Church. And whoever enters by any of these ways, or by simony, craft, solicitation, are robbers and deserves no better name. Yes, to act through motives of self-interest and with the desire of providing for himself and his family are innocent, yes, laudable, in a sensible or secular business, but to enter into the ministerial office through motives of this kind is forbidden before God. That’s it!!!