As clergy are paid, to many people these positions are just a means to make a living; and many aren’t even believers. They would not lift bins, but many would like to play Minister/Priest for £1600 monthly. All you do is study the Gospel so you know it, study church-doctrine with the church of your choice and on you go as a filthy fornicator, as far as possible from the Church of Jesus.
None of the Apostles received pay for their preachings; and, ideally, clergy should also not be paid but, are they married, then their spouse should receive the salary. The minister would be clothed by the church and should surrender to Christ and do this work only, or mainly. From the money the wife receives from the church and her own earnings, the family must be able to live a normal, satisfying life and the children must be able to receive proper education to university level: anything more and the wife or the minister will have to work for extra cash.
In the end, those people claim to be Christians: repented and baptised believers, the same being ‘Holy’.
If the Minister/Priest who claims to be repented and baptised is not married, he/she indeed must be watched that by no means this person commits adultery or fornication. These must also be watched by the community in order to spot any violations. In this way there will be fewer ‘corrupt persons’ save the most determined crooks, as this appeals only to the seriously devout, true Ministers of Christ, and so it should be.
The Person of a Minister/Priest should be as in the Gospel, a person humble to the law of God, though not humble to the evils of men. In no way should they demand any respect from men by designing flattering titles such as ‘ Rev. Reverend’. This title is unsound and should be avoided. The designation ‘Dr. ‘ refers to a profession and is okay, but ‘Reverend’ was designed for Ministers and is unsound. Ministers, by accepting the calling of Christ, above all men acknowledge that they are ‘Dust’, and these by no means should favour such a title as this title ‘Demanding Respect’. Respect comes if it does, and should not be demanded. See the meaning.