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February 13, 2013
We Have Forgotten that the Way is Narrow, by Paul Washer
If you’d rather go to church to hear funny jokes, fictional stories, or contemporary sermons; then do not watch this video. But, if you desire to grow in Christ, in addition to diligently studying the Word of God, one of the preachers I recommend to listen to is Paul Washer of HeartCryMissionary Society. As the Apostle Paul said, we must “work out your salvation.”
Pastor Paul Washer is so right on. Please skip a TV show or a ball game and watch this video in its entirety. He’s correct about pastors that only tell “half truths,” and Christians that thought they were saved solely because they once repeated a quick sinner’s prayer (although some of them are.)
He’s correct re the Christians that twist verses on ‘judging,’ to suit their own compromised life styles.
I like his phrase on “the doctrine of the radical depravity” and those that are “inoculated from the truth,” just because they once did a sinners prayer. He also speaks on the ‘doctrine of justification’ vs. the ‘doctrine of regeneration.’ Too many take salvation for granted; hence acquiescing to apathy within the church (all in the name of love.)
He closed foreknowing that many will accuse him of lacking love. As he said re the biblical text, “Jesus is not sitting in a effeminate dress on a rock holding children and telling people this story. Jesus is talking about eternal salvation and damnation. How do you want me to talk about it?” We must reject pastors that encourage their congregations to continue sin “under grace,” rather than encourage holiness and growth.
Matthew 7: 21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”