Saturday, July 8, 2006

Seeking To Please God

I am disturbed about a couple of things and I have to share them. 1) Ministers of the Word of God claiming to have a strong theology and doctrine, but failing miserably in the way they live their life. I ask how important is a persons theology if an exemplary life is not sought daily? What is freewill? Whether or not we choose to sin. Again, I don’t want you to think I’m suggesting that it is not important to have a proper theology or doctrine; because it is. But if a person has a strong theology or a deep knowledge of the Bible and doesn’t repent daily from sin before a holy God; what does it matter? There are ministers all around falling into serious sins. Sins of the flesh that are sick and tell the world that I am like you. Dear brothers in Christ guard your selves against sin today and everyday. When it is all said and done it will destroy a perfect ministry. Satan would love for your life and ministry to be destroyed. Be quick to have a theology that is backed up with a Christ-honoring life.

2) The other thing that rubs me the wrong way is when people say something that the Bible does not. To me, this is dangerous ground; thin ice to walk on. T.V. preachers are doing enough of this we don't need anymore. For instance, saying that Jesus went to hell or there are periods of no sin. There is no evidence in the Bible that even comes close to suggesting that Jesus went to hell or there are periods of no sin. I hope you sense the importance of saying what the Bible says; not saying what you’ve heard from someone else, but what the Bible truly is saying in its entirety. Let’s remember that we exist to bring glory and honor to the Father and point others to Him. Be driven to seek a proper interpretation of the Bible and not to go someplace that the Bible does not go.

3 comments:

Justice said...

Amen! I cannot agree with you enough. So many Pastors seek knowledge and lack application in their own heart. Knowledge without personal application is worthless.

Pastor Ryan said...

We need to see men of God who are strong in their theology and character. Not just one or the other, so it is important to have both convictions. He takes the study of God seriously in his life and the sin in his life seriously as well! It is ever before him; that is the message of the Puritans and other great theologians. I recall the Apostle Paul stating that he was the CHIEF of sinners, his sin was ever before him. Only when we have both in check in our lives can we see clearly the cross of Christ.

Pastor Ryan said...

I read a great article today by Chris Humphreys on the topic of freewill. We DO NOT have freewill in our salvation, but we do have freewill or the freedom to choose whether or not we sin as believer's in Christ.