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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth (1 Timothy 3:14-15).

Paul knew how to shepherd the churches that he established. Sadly, this cannot be said of many pastors today, who seem to place their own welfare ahead of their role as shepherds. Paul defines the church as "the piller and support of the truth." It is the pastor's supreme responsiblity to proclaim the truth of God's Word under all circumstances, no matter what the cost. How we conduct ourselves in the church and before a watching world depends on hearing, believing and keeping the Word of God.

Many churches in the 21st century no longer seem to know the difference between the truth and a lie. Churches that think they can endorse sin and false teachings will have a rude awakening. Rise up O Church of God! Christians who are members of churches that have endorsed sin and call evil a "virtue" need to make their stand for Christ while they may! Let us be found faithful, not to denominations, but to God!

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