Is Correction Acceptable Today?

Is correction acceptable today? There are others, like myself, that are trying to make people aware of some of the error taught in the Church today, and we seem to be getting more criticism than those teaching the error. Speaking of false prophets, teachers and damnable heresies, Peter says,

  • "And many shall follow their pernicious (destructive and deadly) ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
  • And Peter goes on to say that with feigned words these false teachers will make merchandise of you (sell you a bill of goods for your money). The dictionary says, "feign" means false appearance; pretend or sham. Strongs Concordance says the Greek word for "feign" means artificial or fictitious. I believe many refuse correction today because they prefer the flesh pleasing gospel more than the truth of God's Word. Most will not even go to God or His Word to see if they are being deceived. There is so much to know about God and His ways and we know so little and time is so short. Saints of God should want correction to keep them from being deceived. Correction is very healthy.

  • "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets, and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ." (Eph. 4:11- 15).
  • The five-fold ministry is placed in the Church to teach, correct, instruct, rebuke and encourage those who are the disciples of Jesus Christ and help them grow to spiritual maturity. We are all commanded to come into the unity of the faith of the truth of God's Word. We are "not" told to unite with those of different beliefs. In truth, the Bible asks us, "Can two walk together, unless they be agreed?"(Amos 3:3). God asked Israel, "How can we walk together with your sins between us"? God is still asking today, "How can you walk with Me and join or unite with others who believe different from what I say in My Word?"

    The Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. God does not want His children to unite with those in spiritual counterfeit religions. What do people of God (Saints) have to do with people of sin (sinners)? How can you walk with or unite with those who have an entirely different doctrine than that of our Savior? How can light fellowship with darkness? How can there be harmony (unity) between Christ and the devil? I know this is a hard saying, but I am only quoting Jesus. How can God's children join with the children of the devil? God commands us to separate ourselves from the world, counterfeit or false religions and from those that teach or follow false doctrine. Many accuse those who are trying to expose false teaching of dividing the Church. They must not know that Jesus came to do that very thing.

  • "Suppose ye that I (Jesus) am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division" (Luke 12:51-53).

  • "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." (Matt. 10:34-36).
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    George Muller's Secret

    To one who asked him the secret of his service, George Muller said: "There was a day when I died, utterly died;" and, as he spoke, he bent lower and lower until he almost touched the flour--"died to George Muller, his opinions, preferences, tastes, and will--died to the world, its approval or censure--died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends--and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God."

    --Bristish Weekly

    "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto a measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"

    Ephesians 4:11-13

    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

    Second Timothy 3:16-17

    "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lust shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."

    Second Timothy 4:2-4

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