A man or woman of God is any true believer of Christ that knows and loves God and follows after him. This person seeks to grow in love, relationship with Christ and wants his name to be known. Fame, prestige and positions may not be relevant to whether a person is in God's will or not. In fact, a man or woman of God is not a 'super-Christian' or a Christian celebrity with outward charisma.

Ecclesiastical positions, titles or hierarchies have a purpose. Some are called to that. However, should ministry positions and titles be considered a prestigious priviledge or being on top of the rung? That is very reflective of a corporation, which I don't believe a church should be. We're a body of Christ.

As for myself, I'm a strong believer in the idea of "priesthood of all believers". I believe it takes all people of all backgrounds, educational levels, ages, careers, vocations, skills, personalities to do God's work. God's work is not limited to certain types such as those bible-college types and pastors or the supposedly 'special anointed ones'. God operates through the lives of the average, ordinary Christians. The Great Commission and purposes of God that we partake as believers is for ALL who believe in Christ not a select few.

Indu Shanmugam