March 25, 2019 by directorfsm
MARCH 22, 2019
Far to often today those sitting in pews are content with whatever is being spewed from the mouth of those orating from the pulpit. I cannot even say it is preaching the word of God because it is getting rarer when it is truly the Uncompromised Holy Word of God.
Then of course we are told who are you to judge these people? Hogwash, it is the duty of every truly converted born again believer to use righteous judgements in their daily life for a variety of reasons. We judge things like the quality of food we will consume, the doctors we will see, the vehicles we will buy, how much more so the spiritual food we will be fed? Note the portion of Thomas Brooks quote I set in bold below, it is from 1655, yes over 350 years ago yet completely relevant for today. I hope you will read the rest of the post. – Mike
Do not judge a minister . . .
“If you point these things out to the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.” 1 Timothy 4:6
It is sad to see how many preachers in our days make it their business to enrich men’s heads with lofty, empty, airy notions–instead of enriching their souls with holy truths.
Fix yourself under that man’s ministry who makes it his business, his work–to enrich the soul, to win the soul, and to build up the soul; not to tickle the ear, or please the fancy. This age is full of such light, vain souls–who dislike everything but what is empty and airy…