Tuesday, July 7, 2015
True Shepherds PROTECT the Flock
Because true shepherds must put the flock first, and view heretics and schismatics as nothing less than wolves who seek to devour the sheep in Christ's "little flock," they must expose and oppose [false teachers] for what they are. That note of deep concern for the sheep is what is missing in so many churches today. The feeble note struck instead is, "Let us all learn to live in peace with one another even though we differ;" or "I don't say you're wrong; it's just that we differ." . . . True shepherds will never allow the sheep to be attacked without attempting to protect them.
Jay E. Adams, The Use of the Rod & the Staff: A Neglected Aspect of Shepherding, p.27, 28