Summary: Preaching the Gospel is sometimes the most controversial position on Earth. Preaching or Ministering the Gospel is two different things, 1. The Truth of Life and 2. Information.
Between Saint and Sinner. pt 1. Preaching the Gospel is sometimes the most controversial position on Earth. Preaching or Ministering the Gospel is two different things, 1. The Truth of Life and 2. Information. Lets look at the Information side first. Information has become wide spread in this world but how much of it is the truth? Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. [Ref; Dan_8:26; Rev_10:4, Rev_22:10 Dan_12:9, Dan_8:17, Dan_10:1, Dan_11:40 Dan_11:33; Isa_11:9, Isa_29:18, Isa_29:19, Isa_30:26, Isa_32:3; Zec_14:6-10; Mat_24:14; Rom_10:18; Rev_14:6, Rev_14:7] John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. How many here are saved today? Are you sure? Have you kept the commandments of Christ? Have you loved your enemies, have you prayed for them, do you know some one that really gets on your nerves and still prayed for them. Are you doing what you are supposed to do and acting like a Christian each and every day or are you just going thru the motions? In scripture, when God demands His prophets to seal up a Book, He means that all words have been said on that subject and no more needs to be written.This is the Amen of each prophecy.
We increase our knowledge each and every day in scripture. Each time the scripture is preached or taught another idea and revelation comes out and we know a little more. But as the Bible states, man has gone after knowledge of a different sort and has left others behind. Many are going after knowledge that they think will make it easier to enter into the kingdom of Heaven and others have come up with knowledge that they believe dictates that there is no God, so no reason to worry about what they do. Some people have gotten so much knowledge that they cannot see the truth. Its like not being able to see the forest for the trees getting in the way. Knowledge is nothing without understanding. Understanding is what leads us to Christ and the Kingdom. Knowledge without understanding is like a blind man with a road map. Jesus stressed three things in His teachings, Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. One without the other two is next to useless. Lets put it this way, We all have the knowledge of Jesus, even those that dont believe, many of those are in Church today. We all have a some amount of wisdom in Gods word. If you get out on the street and ask everyone that passed, “Who was Noah?” everyone would be able to tell you. But if you ask many in the Church today what was the reason for Jesus to come to the Earth, you would get many different answers, all would probably be correct but without the true meaning of the plan of salvation. How do you know that you are Saved? Look at what Jesus said; “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:” Lets break this down. There are three different types of people in Church today. 1.“He that hath my commandments, These are the people that has the wisdom of the Commandments of Jesus. They can amost quote every word that Jesus uttered, but without keeping a single one.The do as I say and not as I do Hypocrites. These people have no reverent fear of God, but believe that their works shall be suficient to be saved. 2.“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them”, These are the people that have the Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge of the Word and keeps it, the Saved. These people have the reverent fear of God, they add works to faith. 3.These are the unbelievers and the hypocrites. 1Co 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha ( “accursed” )., the meaning of the phrase “let him be Anathema Maranatha.”, is, “Our Lord is coming, and he will judge those who have set him at naught.” If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ - If any be an enemy to his person, offices, doctrines, or commands. Mat 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Heres the proof of what I just said; Mat 13:27-30; So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. How many today believe that God knows everything? If you answered yes, then you must realize that God knows who belongs to Him and who are still in need of salvation. Salvation is not a game that people play it is of the most urgency to the soul of man. Our ideas, our thoughts, our plans, our interpretation, nor our doctrine of life, has no bearing on Gods word. Many say that it matters what you believe, I say it doesn’t matter what you believe, what matters is what Gods word Says. Commandments from God are not written for to be, cut up, surgically removed, changed, altered or debated, they are commandments. Follow them and become saved, ignore them and be lost forever. Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. [endureth; As “drawing back unto perdition” hold fast] Heb 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. (JFB)“but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” — a great saying, repeated, in connection with similar warnings, in the prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem (Mat_24:13); and often reiterated by the apostle as a warning against “drawing back unto perdition” (Heb_3:6, Heb_3:13; Heb_6:4-6; Heb_10:23, Heb_10:26-29, Heb_10:38, Heb_10:39, etc.). As “drawing back unto perdition” is merely the palpable evidence of the want of “root” from the first in the Christian profession (Luk_8:13), so “enduring to the end” is just the proper evidence of its reality and solidity. end pt. 1. ars