Pastor’s Blog 10.24.18
What has happened to a Biblical world view? In reality the Ministers of the Gospel are supposed to be guarding the truth as the knights of ancient times would guard the King and his Kingdom. But many desiring the praise of men, have turned aside from the truth to build for themselves a kingdom of followers on the earth. We were taught long ago to be watchful of these things, however people love the praises of men.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 TPT
Timothy, in the presence of our great God and our Lord Jesus Christ, the One who is destined to judge both the living and the dead by the revelation of his kingdom—I solemnly instruct you to proclaim the Word of God and stand upon it no matter what! Rise to the occasion and preach when it is convenient and when it is not. Preach in the full expression of the Holy Spirit —with wisdom and patience as you instruct and teach the people.
For the time is coming when they will no longer listen and respond to the healing words of truth because they will become selfish and proud. They will seek out teachers with soothing words that line up with their desires, saying just what they want to hear. They will close their ears to the truth and believe nothing but fables and myths. So be alert to all these things and overcome every form of evil. Carry in your heart the passion of your calling as a church planter and evangelist, and fulfill your ministry calling.
1 Timothy 6:17-21 TLB
17 Tell those who are rich not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone, but their pride and trust should be in the living God who always richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.
18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them.
19 By doing this they will be storing up real treasure for themselves in heaven-it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well.
20 Oh, Timothy, don’t fail to do these things that God entrusted to you. Keep out of foolish arguments with those who boast of their “knowledge” and thus prove their lack of it.
21 Some of these people have missed the most important thing in life-they don’t know God…
I have met many people that know a form of Church, but don’t know God. When I get outside the walls of the church each year, I see less and less of a Biblical world view. I was speaking to a recently converted agnostic and he said something that caught my attention. “Satan taught me that there is a God.” He said.
When I asked him to elaborate he went on to explain that just looking at the world from a perspective of being an agnostic, he could not explain the world’s hatred of Christianity. He simply deduced that for the world to hate Christianity so much, that had to prove there was an intelligent design to the evil of it, and if evil had an intelligence, then there must also be a God, so he received Christ! His testimony is that the evil of Satan convinced him there is/was also a God.
It just goes to show that God can use anything to reach anyone! We must never give up! We will continue to defend the truth and declare it to all who have an ear to hear!
- Date - October 24, 2018