I listened to a radio minister talking about another minister’s message, and I can honestly say, please stop. Not everyone holds my thoughts or beliefs, nor do I expect them to. I feel it is not necessary to run another down, especially for anyone in ministry to be so egocentric that they feel they have the whole counsel of God. This doesn’t win the lost, it drives them to other beliefs. You may stand in a pulpit and share your anointing with the world, but know what spirit you are of.
The minister was thoughtful enough to not mention the person’s name he was judging, but he gave a good enough description that anyone would guess his name. The problem was that the person he spoke of didn’t mention sin when he preached. He explained he really didn’t have a need to, the people already know they are sinners. They need to know God isn’t mad at them, and wants them in his family. I agree…with both sides. They really know they are sinners, we can point that out, nothing is wrong with that. I also feel that the minister has a heart of love for people and he ministers as God has led him to do so.
The radio minister did the TV minister irreparable harm. There are people who now believe he is of the devil, although his simple ministry has led many to Christ. In fact, as a guess, more than the accusing minister. Keep your hands to yourself children…and your tongues too.
“With it, (the tongue), we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not be so.” James 3:9-10 …”Do not touch my annointed ones, and do my prophets no harm.” 1Chron. 16:22
Yeah but, you know we must point out the man’s sin or he will not know he is a sinner and may never repent! Really? So you and I must convict, is that it? We are not the Holy Spirit, though some think themselves worthy of deity. Just stay in your ministry, don’t judge another’s calling, or you will be held in judgment from all.
In the eighties, we saw the downfall of the PTL organization, that sent its founder to prison. The scandal was the devil’s hey-day as he triumphed over the church world and many believers stumbled. Many believers had heart-felt sorrow for the Bakker’s and wrapped them in love and forgiveness. One man didn’t. He was probably the most powerful preacher of the time, people literally talked of him in awe. He accepted their worship, condemned the others, and was brought down quickly himself. Prior to that event however, he weekly slaughtered Catholics, and nominal churches for their coldness in the worship of God. They didn’t do like he did.
God doesn’t share His glory with man. God doesn’t like his children be talked about. Just preach Jesus. And do yourself a favor. When you hear something you disagree with from a minister, change the channel. Anyone who reads the Bible knows to run the other way from a minister who always talks about money. Paul warns of such in Timothy, and Peter warns in his epistles. But even be wary of speaking evil against them…watch something else on the tube, better yet, go to bed, I am.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.