Christian

I Think Therefore

The Church of Christ, at least where I attend, teaches it preachers to not say “in my opinion” or “I think”. However, these phrases may save a preachers soul. If you say something is the word of God and it isn’t or if you are just plain wrong these phrases could save you from God’s eternal judgement.

If you let the people know your thought isn’t necessarily the word of God you cover yourself and you give them a chance to consider the issue or thought on their own. You give them the opportunity to form their own opinion.

Opinions aren’t bad, but serving up doctrines of men as the word of God could prove deadly both to the preacher and the listeners.

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The Joy Mystique

The Preacher’s Snowblower’s Union has devised a new concept to confuse the masses. I have heard several preachers in the past month preach on the unique, rare, and magnificent qualities of Christian joy.

Over the years I have seen many preachers attempt to change the meaning of something by going to the Greek. How can you argue with the original language? Now they daringly attempt to change the meaning of Joy by attacking the English directly.

What does joy mean? It’s not the same as happiness the preachers say. It’s mystical and it’s rare. According to Merriam Webster:

Full Definition
  • 1a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight
    b : the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety
  • 2: a state of happiness or felicity :bliss
  • 3: a source or cause of delight
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A Covering

On the SALSA channel I saw someone speaking about people needing a covering. He said he needed to know a person’s covering, who their preacher or pastor was.

I don’t know if this is an Hispanic thing or a left over from the influence of the Catholic Church. I tell you a fact. Your preacher or pastor is not your covering. His primary job is to teach the Word of God including the Law.

1 Timothy 2:5 KJV For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

No one should stand between you and God.

Now if we are talking literal covering. Men should not cover their heads when they pray. 1 Corinthians 11:4. When women pray, they should cover their heads – a simple scarf works. 1 Corinthians 11:5-6.

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