From Beth Moore via Twitter. I’m thankful for pastors who are faithful. I’m thankful for the WCC fam who keep pressing in. Over the years I’ve known some Christians who needed to hear this. Perhaps you do to.
“Thank the Lord, fellow Jesus-followers, if you have a pastor who chooses God’s approval over yours, who loves Christ, his congregation & you enough to be willing to offend you or go against the doctrines & traditions of men to preach what is in step with the truth of the gospel.
For the love of God, don’t pack up & leave in a huff. Go to your knees & thank God for that pastor. If you are always comfortable with your pastor’s preaching, if he always stays within your preferred perimeters & nothing ever changes, you don’t have a pastor. You have a puppet.
If your financial giving to your church is according to whether or not your pastor stays within your pet subjects and preferred perimeters, if you threaten to take your big wallet somewhere else if he doesn’t behave better, you are not giving. You are bribing.
When our story is told a century from now – and it will be – how much of the American church ran after idols and delusions, false christs and conspiracies, history will not only fault the pastors for not confronting us with the truth but the congregations who forbade them to.”