The disastrous consequences of parental indulgence is dramatically illustrated in the lives of three of God's great servants, Eli, Samuel, and David. Eli's sin, so serious that it caused God to condemn his house forever, was that "his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not" (I Samuel 3:13). Those boys' conduct was so offensive that worshipers began to hold the Lord's sacrifice in contempt (I Samuel 2:17).
A friend of mine was asked to sit on a discussion board of educators and teachers then at some point was asked: “Mr Jones (not actual name), why don't you tolerate evolution being taught in the schools?” To this Mr. Jones responded: “I absolutely think evolution should be taught in our schools and this as the theory it is agreed. But may I ask you, 'why aren't you tolerant with allowing creation to be taught in our schools?' ''
The following is a bit lengthy but full of meaty information you will be glad I put out here for you. It is my viewpoint of what I watched last Thursday as I sat in a court room full of members of congress, our Senators and Representatives. I didn't really sit in that courtroom but it sure felt like it as every member of congress had their time to question The Director of FBI as to HOW and WHY his conclusion was made in that no crime was committed
What's Your Focus?
Friendly Seeker or Doctrinal Integrity
What are you studying? What is your focus? What is your goal? If your goal is to get the masses into your local church and to do this at all costs while attracting those who will like you even at the cost of "doctrinal integrity," then you have just revealed yourself as one trying to serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters for Jesus said: "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve both God and man." (Luke 16:13, Matt. 6:24)
So the Lord said to Moses, “What is that in your hand?”
He [Moses] said, “A rod.”
“And [God] said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (Exodus 4:2-4, NKJV).
Anyone who knows anything about snakes knows that taking a snake by the tail is the last thing you'd ever want to do.
According to the book: Churches That Abuse, spiritually abusive groups routinely use guilt and fear as effective means for controlling their members. In my opinion, the leaders consciously foster an unhealthy form of dependency, spiritually and interpersonally, by focusing on themes of submission, loyalty, and obedience to those in authority. In all totalitarian environments, dependency is necessary for subjugation." (Page 53)
If you are one of these finding more disappointments than the hope of spiritual growth at the hands of shepherds who are responsible before God to lead the flock to green pasture, not all is lost as God desires you draw near and rest in Him until He provides otherwise. If you have searched long and hard for a place to call home, for a place to connect and grow strong but through shepherds who fail to recognize your fullest potential and are more oppressive than than building up for wholeness, all is not lost. Rest in God and grow in His Word until He leads you in ways prepared just for you . If you identify with either of the above scenarios, you will find answers for your journey within the following highlight.
I love doing what I do and this is one of my greatest passions, teaching and growing any and all serious seekers of God's Ways and Holy Scriptures. Your desire for that "something more," is my driving passion to feed, and you can be sure it will be with "the meat of the Word" you'll get.