Pontificating is the art of telling other people what to do as if God has told you personally. Unless someone is speaking to the Pope himself, it is generally used as a derogatory label. And it is often used in conjunction with “self righteous”.
Perhaps Christians should get past the fear of this label. Perhaps they ought to pontificate more often. Why should we leave the glory of God within us to a man who wears a white robe and rides around in a bulletproof limousine?
I am not Afraid of such a label. I can’t help but take seriously the Lord’s charge to spread the gospel and to teach. Refer to such men as you will, such derogatory labels only incite them to more activity for the Lord.