Yes, I said destroy your list and look for a miracle, but I do believe in balance. If we need to use a list, then we are to use it for our personal convictions alone.
If you have questions about the strategies used by another minister, question it, but to your own self question.
If you are quite not sure of an identity of a christian minister, be skeptical, in your own mind be skeptical.
There is all these provisions to discern, see here the same john (agreeing with the authorship of 1 John) exhorts, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)
Another place where there is an exception presented is at Galatians 1:8, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” Paul warns the Galatians, “If it’s even me, don’t accept any other gospel, other than this one.” Now the question is, “what is the gospel Paul is talking about?” At least for me, Paul always provides answers maybe little before or after the text. Let’s read further, “a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 2:16). Now that is the gospel, we should have our list hard and fast to evaluate. When we hear the gospel, does it add or takes of anything to the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST? Oh, in it be fully deterring.
Finally, the content of the ministry matters, not strategies. We all have differences in preferences and gifting; I have friends who goes door to door to preach Christ, others with the mics in the street corners, yet others in a very hostile remote parts of the world, and look at me sitting here in front of my comfy computer. I am confident each one’s work will be rewarded according to its efficiency, motives, and the measures given to them, but I refrain from judging any.
If their contents are right, who am I to say, are you Elijah, prophet or Christ? Why then….. if not?
If they don’t preach any other gospel than “Christ and Him Crucified”, Why do I hinder and say baptize not! you don’t fulfill my list?
So, my friend, be careful so you don’t fall into the false hope of devil but be even more careful not to hinder the work of God by your thoughtless comments or pitiful list.
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