Topic: How & Why Men Spiritually Abuse the Flock of God. Description. The rise of spiritual abuse seems to be increasing with the rise of apostasy and the increase of hirelings and the growth of mega-churches. Yet, some churches that preach and teach the gospel are also increasing in their spiritual abuse of the flock. Why do men spiritual abuse the folk? Brannon then gives 10 ways in which we see men spiritual abusing the flock. Topic: How has Hebrews 13:17 been twisted to manipulate and intimidate congregation members to submit to spiritual abuse and unqualified elders? Topic: Why is it better that par-a-church ministries are not under the control of a local new testament church? How are most ministries already accountable to the Godly people that partner with them in ministry? Topic: Those that lord their being an elder over people are not qualified to be an elder. Topic: Many churches that are thought to be Biblical are in fact not when they have elders that are not qualified as evident by their behavior on social media. If a local New Testament church does not have qualified elders then it is not a Biblical New Testament church. Topic: Can a church of 5,000, 7,000, 10,000, and 15,000 plus actually shepherd people and if not then are they really a New Testament church or just a large Bible study? What is the difference between a shepherd and a Bible teacher? Topic: How should Christians respond to spiritual abuse?