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Preaching the Bible

November 14, 2022

I may have addressed this in the past but I can’t help but bring it up again. One preacher I heard said “We preach God, We worship God, we worship Jesus Christ and we preach the bible” But then he said, if you don’t like it you can get out!’

How can a person called by God to preach the Gospel, tell people that don’t believe like him to get out?? Would Jesus say to those aroud Him, if you don’t believe me then get out?? Another pastor is in the news a few years ago for damming America and it’s racist culture.. What is going on here? How can anyone who follows God’s word, the bible, persecute those that don’t believe as they do.. As a pastor I am offended by those called to the ministry, condeming or putting aside those that don’t think like they do.. We are supposed to love all people and if they aren’t believers then we should extend the had of compassion and present to them Christ’s message to all peoples.

Millions of people today are going to church on Sunday and being fed off the wall theology. There are more and more churches today that if you attend services a couple of times, you realize that what is preached is not the word of God. There are some churches that hardly refer to scriputre in their messages.

One prominent person who is using their popular platform to espouse their religion , but if you look at what they are teaching in their classes it is NOT the Jesus of the bible. And some of these people (and they are not necessarily preachers) are promoting Idols through their new age theoligy.

There are “pastors” today that will tell you that they have questions about the resurrection of Jesus Christ!! Think about that for a minute… No wonder people are disillusioned and don’t really know what to believe. I almost feel like forming a “truth squad” to follow some of these preachers and tell God’s truth. The true follower of Jesus Christ, the true Christian is called to go and make disciples baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The fastest growing churchs in the United States are two..those with the feel good theology and club atmosphere and then there are the:

fundamental denomiations. What does that tell you ? That some people will buy into a church as long as it make me feel good when I leave and they want to join an “organization” . The reason for the growth of the second one is that they don’t sugar coat the gospel and those people that are searching for a walk with Christ that will acknowlege their searching for peace on earth and a way to eternity/

There are a lot of denomiations in the middle of those just described, and their attendance is dwidling. People have a spiritual side and want as way to express it Too many of these church services are routine, rote and frankly boring.

Unfortunately we will not bring everyone to Christ, but we can share the Gospel with those we come in contact with. But in order to do that, in order to be motivated to do that we need to believe the following:

1-God loves us and has a plan for us; 2-Man is sinful and separated from God therefore he cannot experience God’s love and his plan for their life; 3- Jesus Christ is Gods ONLY provision for mans sin. Through Him you can experience Gods love for you.; 4- We must individually receive Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. Then his plan for you can be known.

Knowing that, experiencing that in our heart, and accepting Christ as our Savior will give us the uncomromizing message that all we meet need Christ or they are lost. Those of us as disciples or those of us called to preach, cannot fail our Lord who guides and directs us… Amen