Sunday, September 25, 2011

What Have We Become?

Excerpt from an article by Paul Proctor:

"I continue to be both saddened and disturbed by how many professional Christians there are today that are more interested in advancing their own ministries and agendas than they are the Word of God – and frankly, it shows because far too many spend their time and effort talking about we, me and mine – promoting and defending themselves, their feelings, their visions and their experiences with one another, week in and week out, rather than contending for the faith with Bible in heart and hand. (Jude 1:3)

...The Great Commission has not changed since it was given even though the so-called “church” and its hirelings have. What would the Old Testament prophets say to us today if we could hear them? What would the Apostles from the New Testament say if they were still with us?

More importantly – what is our Just and Holy God saying to us right now?

Look around – look in the mirror – and then look in your Bible for answers – that is, if you really want to know what they are. They’ve been there all along."

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” – Matthew 28:19-20

5 comments:

  1. Yes, sadly..I have to agree...I wish it wasn't so.

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  2. Such a good point. We should see warning signs when ministry leaders spend more time talking about and defending their ministries than digging into the Word of God!

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  3. Amen, a thousand times over!

    Now to sort it all out.

    peace~elaine

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  4. How vital it is to stay in the Word; be saturated by it. Our ministries are not about US; but about HIM! May we glorify God in all we do. And I guess I'm going to add that we need to abide in Him and then He will work out in us what He has called us to do in this world.

    blessings and love,
    Debbie

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