Monday, November 16, 2009

no right!

"Grace must not just be central in a preacher’s study, understanding and explanation of of Scripture, but equally important when it comes to how he applies Scripture for daily living. Preachers should motivate their listeners by grace, not guilt. As Bryan Chapell has written, “If God has freed His people from the guilt and power of sin, then preachers have no right to seek holiness by putting believers back under the weight Jesus bore.”


The Righteousness of God said...

This was right on time because lately, where I am a guest speaker, another person has been given the floor to speak which generally 'pushes' the necessity of personal holiness to the extent the peoples eyes are put & left remaining on themselves, not on Jesus who IS OUR HOLINESS, SANCTIFICATION & REDEMPTION/FORGIVENESS OF SINS. This is exactly what this person is doing, 'putting the weight of what only Jesus Christ could bear, upon the church.' What a timely word, thanks very much. I believe its time to move on considering the pastor doesnt refute what this person says nor endorse it, leaving the body with 'an open mind' in the which Jesus was never 'open minded' but rather is 'THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE.' What do any of you think? Should we stay there and preach what he regularly contradicts through 'quoting scriptures' out of context or is it time to move on? Getting out of bed on the 12th of this month, I heard in my spirit, "You cannot put new wine into old wineskins (minds set in tradition)."

lydia said...

Hey Craig ~ I have a new blog address just wanted you to know. Grace to you!!!