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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pastors, Do Not Fear Opposition

There is too much cowardice in the church disguised as kindness, tolerance, sophistication and objectivity.  The excuses cover up a basic fear of stating hard truths and confronting spiritual wolves. But the elder of Christ need not fear the opposition.

Jay E. Adams,  The Use of the Rod & the Staff: A Neglected Aspect of Shepherding, p.26

1 comment:

Doug Evans said...

We should be joyous in opposition when sharing God's word, in these days it means we're doing it right.