No. You are not hidden in Christ.<quoted text>
As Jesus rebuked Satan upon temptation, so do I rebuke you and your foolishness, with the Word of God, which is Jesus!
2 Tim 3:1 0f This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
I am hidden in Christ, but you being the mere lay bystander merchandiser of christains would not know anything about that now would you?
You are sitting in the corner, in plain sight, cursing at everyone you think might not be a "Christian" measuring to YOUR standards.
You have painted yourself into that position and, now, cannot find your way back out without messing up and leaving your own tracks of imperfection across the route of what you have designated to be what you think is your own line of perfect escape.
No. I am not a "merchandiser" or a "trader" of anything for Grace or Light. I simply reside, as a captive of Christ Jesus, in and with the Spirit. I am given the responsibility of baptizing in Christ. I can marry two who are willing to set their lives into a sacred trust, knitting their souls in love and mutual sacrifice for the sustenance and freedom of each other, among other benefits. There are also many more rituals and rites that a priest is given the responsibility to conduct.
But, honestly, every true Christian is a wayfarer along the same path of priesthood as am I. Every single one. This is what He said:
"All these things that I do, so shall you do, and even greater."
He also said, "On this rock, I shall build my Church."
And, "whenever two or three are gathered together in my name, there shall I be also."
He also said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
The ordination of a priest is a real thing; a spiritual event and an attainment. But, it is not an attainment of any peculiar power over others. Instead, it is a recognition of personal acceptance of a responsibility of indentured servitude.
It is written:
"The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind,
you are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
No priest is any better or any more or less good than any other human being. No priest can claim to be any more or less sinful than any other human being. It is simply an office of responsibility that others have recognized that I accept. If you are not one of these others, I do not automatically regard you as not respectful or unable to function in Christ.
I am sorry if you feel offended by the prefix "Rev." It was given to me by others and, in respect to them, I will not shy away from the use of it. But, if you are offended by it, do not use it.