Monday, April 06, 2015

Crowning A Seminary Student With Man's Award: GCC and TMS hit new low

This would never have happened in the years we were there. This is so fleshly and disappointing because it is a contest between men, a popularity contest as if they are still in high school. Not only is it immature, but it trivializes the seriousness of standing behind the pulpit and preaching the Word.

2Co 10:12  Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. 

The sole test is Scripture and it's Author. To crown a man with a man's award, is to lower the standard and take one's eyes off of Christ and the things above, and instead place them on the temporal, lower things of this world.

This is a new low for Grace Community Church, John MacArthur, and The Master's Seminary.

Php 1:15  Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.

Gal 1:10  For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. 


lyn said...

you may appreciate this...

(Don Fortner)

"For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." 2 Corinthians 4:5

No work is so great, no labor is so noble, no burden is so heavy, no honor is so humbling — as preaching the gospel of the grace of God to eternity bound sinners!

Let every man called of God to preach the Gospel, disentangle himself from the affairs of this world with determined consecration to Christ and His Gospel and His Church, addicting himself to prayer, study and preaching.

God's servants do not promote themselves, their ministry, or their church. They promote Christ, His Gospel, and His Kingdom. The man who promotes himself — serves no one but himself!

lyn said...

This is good too -

johnny rodriguez said...