Intellectualizing Christianity

All the rah-rah ‘preached’ solves nothing but pats the back of the person in the pulpit. There is nothing more pitiful and unfruitful than a bunch of bible college students stretching their evangelizing muscles with each other rather than going out into ALL the world to preach the Gospel. But just as ridiculous are pastors that glaze over major issues that the Church as a whole faces, and does nothing about. So, what do you do about that?

There is too much personal conjecture in the pulpit. I find that followers of Paul tend to talk of their own way of how they got there instead of getting back to the Words in Red. I appreciate that the Apostle Paul took the Gospel outside of Jerusalem, but we seemed to be much more interested in what Paul said than what Jesus taught.

Paul never capitalized on how he got to where he was in his ministry but the scriptures make mention of his conversion and his persecution. Particularly, Paul’s writings to the Romans were clear, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Simply, even the Apostle Paul knew what was important – Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever; His story will never change and His way is perfect. However, we are not perfect and our way is not like His. The best thing a pastor or preacher can do is expound on the Words in Red in the pulpit and leave conjecture, religion and speculation to the devil.

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