Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DEPRIVED OF THE TRUTH - By Rollin Wilson, Jr


Rollin Wilson, Jr

Scripture Reading: [Timothy 6:5

" ... destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."

From this verse comes a seed of thought I'm sure many of us have questioned before, "supposing that gain is godliness." Job wondered why the wicked prospered and the righteous suffered. Oft the believer wonders why such-and-such a denomination prospers when its adherents see and stand for so little Pauline truth. If ever a generation, in the history of the church, based "truth" on results produced (gain), it's today. I speak of the so-called "evangelical camp" of theology. They reason something like this: unless you can show results (in the form of numbers, converts, decisions, workers, etc.) your validity (godliness) is in question.

Now, we say we have the truth; let us guard then, that we fall not into the category of those (destitute of the truth) who equate gain with godliness. Paul learned to count "gain," as "loss for Christ" (Philippians 3:7). Again, we are not to see "gain," but rather the "loss of all things." Where were Paul's masses (gain) of converts in Asia (II Timothy 1:15) near the end of his ministry?

This is a hard pill for the flesh to swallow, not always to see results (as man counts results). Perhaps this area of "the truth" is most difficult for some "grace folk" to see. Surely the fault does not lie with the truth, nor the special dispensation of it by Paul. This then, is no time to rely on method, approach or strategy nor a shift (or drift) from the preaching of Christ according to the revelation of the Mystery (Romans 16:25). Too often we try to make our niche in the service of the Lord appear "gain." Let's be faithful, telling it as it is. This, beloved, is the truth!

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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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