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, December 19, 2015

Pastors: Preach Both Milk AND Strong Meat

In spiritual nurture there is milk, and there is strong meat; and it is a part of the business to the preacher to know the difference between the two.  He must vary the diet according to the people’s need—not only milk, and not only strong meat—otherwise his preaching will not be edifying.  Then again, there are varying circumstances; and this Word is to be applied to every conceivable circumstance.  Some of the listeners are happy, and some are sad; there are those who may be enduring persecution and tribulation; some may be celebrating a victory.  There is a word for all; and a full ministry of the whole Word will meet every condition and every conceivable circumstance.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Christian Unity: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16,” pg.204

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