John Calvin was a good shepherd, and he had no patience for so-called Christians who despised their pastors. Brothers, learn from our father in the faith:
"Many evil people therefore look for preachers who suit their taste. We see this happening both now and in the past. Would to God that such things were not so common! More than anything, then, we need to heed Paul’s warning, so that we may have people who are competent to teach and who faithfully do their duty. And when they have preached as they are meant to do, let their life match their preaching; let it confirm the doctrine which they proclaim and give visible proof of it. Moreover we see many today whose ears are so delicate that as soon as a raw nerve is touched, they fret and fume and demand a complete change when the preaching is not to their liking. Scarcely one in a hundred is willing calmly to obey sound teaching. Think of folk who loudly claim to be true believers. If someone tries to instruct them but does not allow them to keep on sinning, they immediately turn nasty or else they go from bad to worse and end up losing even the taste and savor of God’s truth. Others get hot under the collar and challenge everything, happy for things to go to rack and ruin provided they are left free to do their mischief.
"So when we see these things, be sure that the Holy Spirit has rightly made provision for such ills and has supplied us with a remedy, so that each of us may quietly and in all humility obey God’s word. And when we see dissenters and scoffers rise up, intent on needling and tormenting us, let us shun them as we would the plague, and let that be an end to it." (John Calvin, Sermons on Titus, Robert White, translator, pages 2-3.)