We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stand Fast In the Faith

The epistles to Timothy and Titus are full of exhortations to hold fast, and to stand fast in the faith.  Believing that example is better than precept, the apostle, with the axman’s block in sight, declared that he had kept the faith. To every one of us in these apostate days there comes the clarion call from Paul of loyalty to the Scriptures and to the faith once delivered unto the saints.
Some of our theological seminaries and colleges are hotbeds of destructive, diabolical criticism.  Many of our pulpits are manned by those who, in their hearts, discredit many of the cardinal truths of Scripture, but who dare not preach all that they believe and discuss in their ministerial fraternals in case the outcry against them is greater than it is at present.
Herbert Lockyer, All the Doctrines of the Bible, p. 265


Anonymous said...

Glenn, I appreciate your blog, love bagpipes too! We are on the same team based upon your posts. Now if we can just get together on the battleplan for waking up the saints in Babylonian churchianity to come out of man centered religion, and into a God centered fellowship, (be it in a building or not) where Jesus is Lord. Then we together can be even more productive then each individually, for 1 can chase a thousand but 2 ten thousand!


Anonymous said...

I am a 37 year old stay at home wife who is looking for a college to study theology. I love The Lord and wonder if you could recommend a non apostate one I can look into.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I'm not really familiar with colleges other than what I hear from others. I've heard that Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH is quite good. I do know that Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, IA is a good one - my daughter got her music ministry and elementary teaching degrees there.

Sad and Broken said...

Thank you. Will look them up.