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An Appeal to my Pentecostal Brethren

13 Jan

“I have many relations and very good friends who are Pentecostal and I thank God for them all. This post is dedicated to them.”

At the end of each and every year, WordPress experts or helper- monkeys as they prefer to call themselves release statistical report regarding each and every blog they host and Scripture Alone is not an exception. In the report of 2013, WordPress records that the most read article on the blog was “Do Prophets Still Exist?” followed by “Jesus Christ: The True Greatest Prophet.” The third most viewed post was “Of Anointed Water, Stickers, Handkerchiefs, etc.”

Am I surprised by these stats? Not at all! The above topics are real issues that the Church is facing today. People who claim to get direct revelations from God or prophets continue to rise almost every day.  The hunger for miracles and wonders has led to mass production of “anointed staffs” which steadily are taking the place of Christ in the hearts of many.

Now, why am I raising all this? I would like to appeal to my Pentecostal brethren to speak up against these unbiblical developments. Why? Because so many false prophets today claim to be Pentecostal in their beliefs yet what they do sometimes even leave other Pentecostals, I believe, mouth agape. For instance, who among my brethren using the Scriptures could confidently say that God will put money in your bank account or in your pair of trousers’ pockets or your pulse while you are just idling? Would a true Pentecostal, so to speak, agree that the Holy Spirit will direct a pastor to feed his congregants grass as if they are goats?  In case you missed it, check this link, http://www.africanspotlight.com/2014/01/08/south-african-pastor-makes-members-eat-grass-steps-photos-video/

My point again is that please my friends speak up against these things unless you don’t see anything wrong with such pathetic and blaspheming developments. I make this appeal because if you don’t raise your voice the old adage will prove true that silence means consent. By the grace of God, I write and will continue to write against these errors and heresies but I am not Pentecostal and some think I do so merely to score points over you brethren.

However, if truth be told, I write and denounce errors and heresies because I am concerned with God’s truth and the glory of Christ regardless of who is involved. John Calvin once observed: “Even a dog barks when it’s master is attacked, I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is being attacked and yet would remain silent.” I bark when God’s glory and truth is maligned because I can’t help it to see or hear the name of Christ my Master and Savior being brought into disrepute.

So, friends raise your voices against errors and heresies that are coming out coated with your name for Christ’s sake and his Church. Grace and peace.

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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Sound Teaching

 

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4 responses to “An Appeal to my Pentecostal Brethren

  1. Emmanuel P. Zgambo

    January 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    You have said it well brother, I am a Pentecostal, but for very long have questioned and spoken against some of the so called ” deliverances”, healings, prophecies etc. Most of these people want to make a name, make money etc, they are not concerned with the glory of God. In the world there are so many problems today, and these people take advantage of people’s problems to manipulate them. They plant fear in people, belittle the written word while raising their revelations or prophecies so that people look up to them instead of God’s word. It is all really pathetic.

    This however does not mean all prophecies are to be rubbished. Jesus said ” you shall know them by their fruits, by their fruits you shall know them”. Keep up the good work.

     
    • conmakhalira

      January 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment Emmanuel. It’s good when you brothers speak up against these things. Sola Scriptura or Scripture Alone as a final rule of faith and life is the only solution to these challenges. Grace and peace.

       
  2. Eliza

    January 17, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Thank you for sharing and standing up for the truth. God bless you:)
    http://holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/defending-the-gospel/

     

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