They have heard another denial of Paul’s teaching on top of their former pastor’s denial of Christ.
It’s meant to sound soft and better than Paul, but the Church will be worse off for neglecting the proper Scriptural protocol.
Time-tested ones are usually dense, deep, but safer than our popular titles. 3) My job as a Christian minister is to teach the Bible, which means not to focus on my pet doctrines or favorite parts of the Bible only, but to cover a wide variety of topics and emphasize what the Bible emphasizes.
Even so, I always compare what any Christian author says with what the Bible says. (2 Timothy 4:2) 4) The Bible does not address dating clearly, but it is emphatic about the judgment of Sodom, to the degree that Jesus made it the reference point in his predictions about the last generation.
Yet many Christian leaders do the opposite: they are bold to denounce other Christian preachers, but are too cowardly to mention anything political.Pay your dues, be humble, and in due season God will lift you up.(1 Peter 5:6) 8) No one should be shocked or sad by the renunciation of Joshua Harris’ faith. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” I knew the day would come because I have observed over two decades of ministry that anyone who does not build his life on the Word of God is building his life on sand.It is safe and often self-serving to tear down another Christian leader, because too many critics see another prominent or successful Christian as a threat or competition to their agenda. 6) Besides dating, other topics which do NOT help or hinder salvation include holy diet, holy days, holy Bible versions, and flat earth.Such critics serve the enemy by mocking other Christian leaders who are emphasizing Biblical truths— no matter how imperfectly they do it. Whether you care a lot or a little about these topics, it won’t help or hinder someone else getting saved from their sins.
Many Christians do not agree with Paul’s response to Hymenaeus and Alexander because they have not been taught about Biblical justice, a subject Paul emphasized as much as grace.