Friday, December 05, 2014

Presumptuous Professors and A Real Servant of God

"The presumptuous professor is filled with pride, and having a high opinion of himself, is quite sure that he has been saved by Christ. He disdains any searching tests, and considers self-examination to be highly injurious and destructive of faith. That preaching pleases him best which keeps at a respectable distance, which comes not near his conscience, which makes no scrutiny of his heart. To preach to him of the finished work of Christ and the eternal security of all who believe in Him, strengthens his false peace and feeds his carnal confidence. Should a real servant of God seek to convince him that his hope is a delusion, and his confidence presumptuous, he would regard him as an enemy."

~ AWPink, Studies On Saving Faith

Leadership, are you heeding this? Those who love the Truth are not the enemy: the goats posing as sheep ARE.

It is presumptuous to think that silence, friendliness, and time will cause a goat to become a sheep. That's a coward's way out of the responsibility assumed when taking the role of an elder.

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