Wednesday, October 04, 2006

OUCH !

"The preacher’s task is both the most honorable and the most solemn of any calling. It is the most privileged and, at the same
time, the most responsible one. He professes to be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, a messenger sent forth by the Most
High. To misrepresent his Master, to preach any other Gospel than His, to falsify the message which God has committed to
his trust is the sin of sins which brings down upon him the anathema of Heaven, (Gal 1:8), and will be visited with the sorest
punishment awaiting any creature! Scripture is plain that the heaviest measure of Divine wrath is reserved for unfaithful
preachers (Matt 23:14; Jude 13). Therefore the warning is given, “be not many master, knowing that we shall receive the
greater condemnation” (James 3:1)

--A.W. Pink

5 Comments:

Blogger Henry (Rick) Frueh said...

But today the sacred handling of God's Word is very rare. The ever growing view is that the Bible tells a wonderful panoramic story but it is not inherantly powerful. So we can "share Jesus" in our own way and in our own words no matter how they deviate from what the Scriptures teach, after all, they were written a long time ago.

God wants us to leave these poor unsophisticated babblers like Spurgeon and Pink, they are obviously obsessed with the Word. We now are enlightened enough to converse with the world, live like the world, take advice from the world, and preach like Dr. Phil.

And if you ask ten evangelical preachers "How does a person become born again?" you might get ten different answers. Sad...

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does God ever compromise?
Are not some of the words , stories etc. from the bible , just for the culture of that time the bible was written?
Society now is much more advanced than 2000 years ago , right?

7:29 AM  
Blogger Kennyo said...

Anonymous, I am not following your point. I do not understand your question. Can you explain what you are asking?

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,
Yes, some specific cultural issues were being addressed in the Bible at that time, but God included those issues in His Word to teach us the principle of the issue. Do you eat meat sacrificed to idols today? No, and nor do I but Paul in 1 Cor. 8. is not trying to point out the eating of certain kinds of meat, he is communication a principle as is clearly shown in verse 9: "Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling-block to the weak." Do you see? "What is the principle to be learned?", that is the question we should ask, NOT what kind of meat we should eat. That's just one example. There are many more.
-KCO


Dear PTL Rick,
Your comments are perfectly stated and to the point. You've identified today's neo-liberal, esoteric bible hermeneutics very well! The arrogance and pride of so many today is evident in their belief that THEY can actually become an equally legitimate part of the revelation of God in His Word by being part of "the story" of how God is revealing Himself to mankind. Their "story" is NOT equal to the Bible's account. They need to get their minds off of themselves and focused on the complete, full council of God which is the Holy Scriptures!

-KCO

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,
Yes, some specific cultural issues were addressed in the Bible at that time, but God included those issues in His Word to teach us the principle of the issue. Do you eat meat sacrificed to idols today? No, and nor do I. But Paul in 1 Cor. 8. is not trying to point out the eating of certain kinds of meat, he is communication a principle as is clearly shown in verse 9: "Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling-block to the weak." Understand? "What is the principle to be learned?", that is the question we should ask, NOT what kind of meat we should eat. That's just one example. There are many more.
-KCO


Dear PTL Rick,
Your comments are perfectly stated and to the point. You've identified today's neo-liberal, esoteric bible hermeneutics very well! The arrogance and pride of so many today is evident in their belief that THEY can actually become an equally legitimate part of the revelation of God in His Word by being part of "the story" of how God is revealing Himself to mankind. Their "story" is NOT equal to the Bible's account. They need to get their minds off of themselves and focused on the only complete, full council of God, the Holy Scriptures!
-KCO

11:33 AM  

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