Hey bud, here is another one for you. Ministers should take a lesson from the Bible…….If God did not call you to the ministry, you should not preach. No one should choose the ministry for a profession. The only way God will accept you as a minister is if He called you. MINISTRY IS A CALLING, NOT A PROFESSION.
Growing up, there wasn’t anyone who thought being a preacher was a great way to make money. Now, there are more extremely wealthy people in the ministry than I can count. Turn on the TV or computer and you will see they are everywhere. Guess what? When the perception of the ministry changes to include the idea that you can get rich from it, more false teachers will get into the “business” of preaching.
Preachers need to quit selling “their” books and start selling “His” book. Since hardly anyone really knows the Bible, why would you push other books over it? Why wouldn’t you use the Bible as the primary source for your sermons so you can help people really understand it? When you only get 1 hour with your congregation each week, why aren’t you taking advantage of it to teach them something from God’s instruction manual on life?
I can’t explain it……maybe some preachers and churches would rather you not know what is in the Bible so they can teach you “their” way instead of “His” way? Maybe they don’t want you to know the Bible doesn’t approve of their lifestyle or man-made traditions and rules?
Learning the Bible is not rocket science, it just takes time and dedication to read it. A good teacher who knows the Word helps too. (By the way, the Holy Spirit is a great teacher we have available to us) BEWARE, one of the side effects of knowing your Bible is being able to easily see all the lies being spewed out there by so called representatives of God. You will also learn how it can be just as dangerous for people who only know a little about the Bible as it is for those who know nothing at all. If you know nothing, at least you might be open to hearing what is in there, and your mind isn’t closed because you think you know it already. (That was me most of my life)
I’m sorry to say, it’s starting to get easier to find a false teacher than one who speaks the TRUTH. How will you know if you are hearing the truth if you don’t spend the time reading His Word for yourself?
Love you son! Keep an eye out, deception is everywhere. Read your Bible and it will all be very clear to you.
Romans 10:13-15: for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”