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Concerns about preaching and not preaching.
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:21:42 am »
Even if I am wrong which is my weakness which though I believe I may doubt when I see Christians preach another message I must still show care to make people consider it

the door which is Jesus by which we find pasture and are saved is likened to the door to the ark which is the same door the foolish virgins sought to enter through that was closed.

The gospel is known unto many people but it is still beneficial to be urgent to preach as people may die unready. Paul said for me to write the same message is not tedious but to you it is safe and not to be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

We must not be ashamed of Jesus words and perhaps not distrust preaching the gospel message is just and to wrongly believe it is responsible for making people not Christian and to distrust God will still judge justly which seems denying Him.
But it may be wise not to preach if you are not ready or if people don’t need your preaching but I fear people may need mine because I may have gave the impression I am ashamed of the gospel
But even mine maybe better I should not preach

Paul says let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity
But some must still preach if not all or many  but try to be more respectful. It is better to witness by works if my faith is known. Jesus said if they called Jesus who is perfect beelzebub how much more will they call those of His household which He seems to mean who are really sinners. Jesus said that servant who knew his masters will but did not prepare himself to do it shall be beaten with many stripes so can all be prepared to do it and must preach. St James says he who knows to do good and do not do it to them it is sin. But can all know to do good or only some are given the gift ?

Jesus said who do men say that I am ? They said some consider Him a prophet it was not enough so He asked them who do  you say I am ? Therefore on that rock of confession only can the gates of hades not prevail

In Jesus time only His disciples would be saved therefore there is no indication He would change that or that those who are not His disciples can be saved even if they believe

Like the parable of the great supper you can not blame others for your inability to follow Jesus

Jesus placed the responsibility on you to convert unbelieving loved ones not by arguing with them but maybe confessing Him and if they ask only to talk when you take the plank out of your eye. But He also says maybe not to follow Him or confess Him without counting the cost that you are ready to completely follow Jesus and not turn back for fear of disapproval or because you are not ready to carry the cross or denying self while preaching also and not dedicated to preaching or teaching maybe only yourself first and then also maybe others so that any thing that stops your witness or your own faith or repentance is uprooted

Matthew 10:34-39  (NKJV) Christ Brings Division
34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set[a] a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

I have thought of stopping preaching of damnation but St. Paul says how shall they hear without a preacher ? How can I be certain non Christians and sinners will not be aware of the coming judgement which Paul says is the terror of the Lord
Paul says to Timothy preach the word in season and out of season to keep people still to be able to give heed

It is true I am guilty possibly of turning people away from true message by preaching too much while I should of maybe witnessed by my works more or shown love as John the Baptist came with power and fruits rather than just a preacher

I am sure you heard this girls message to Christians Emanuella. It’s just I feel that people need to know the truth as Paul says how shall they hear without a preacher ?
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