B I B L E
The greatest danger to the Church are false and/or weak preachers who litter the Church with doubt and mangle the relevance of faith in God's Word. Even the early churches in the Bible had false or heretical teachers who taught erroneous doctrine. Yet, the worse of them all are silent preachers.
Some epistles were specifically written to combat them (Galatians, 2 Thessalonians, Jude). Paul warned believers in Rome against identifying with those who promoted divisive, heretical teachings (Romans 16:17). He commanded Titus to reject and remove heretics if they did not respond after two warnings. The apostle John warned that a heretic should not be admitted into a Christian's home (2 John 10).
God's preachers are motivated by a threefold cord:
God's preachers are possessed with a personal disdain for self-preservation (Gal. 6:7,8). God's preacher knows that to live is Christ, and to die is gain. God's preacher wants every sinner saved and every saint sanctified. They are heavenly minded, holy in manner, honest before men. They are swayed by the pressing work of the indwelling Holy Spirit for exclusive allegiance unto Christ and sound biblical teaching.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
COLLEGE OF THE OPEN BIBLE
God's Preachers. Who Are They? Who is the preacher? How shall we know that they are God's preachers? The answer to these important and relevant questions must be realized by the Word of God.
Note the following characteristics of God's preacher...
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