All Christians are Minsters of the Word of God.
Sometimes we do not pick and choose who we want to share the word of God that leads to disagreement because we are following the commandments on evangelism. We are commanded not to cast our pearls before the swine. Preaching the gospel to itchy ears is seeding the Word that one day they will have a change of heart. Jesus sat and dined with sinners and tax collectors while he was teaching the kingdom of God… Matthew 9. When the people you are trying to outreach are giving you a hard time, just follow what Jesus told his apostles, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town” (Matthew 10:14).
The purpose of evangelism is to deliver the gospel to the hearts and souls of those who lack knowledge and at the same time hungry to hear the word of God. We share the gospel to give them an enlightenment and be happy but for some reason we are not welcome that is their choice and God gave us that freedom of choice. Our responsibility end when they rejected the Word and our obligation is zero to nothing. If they accepted the Word then our obligation begins, we have to keep watering the seeds that we planted.
Since we believe in the Trinity the Lord God should be well emphasize and the distinction between the Lord Jesus must be part of teaching. Though the word Trinity is not in the Bible, it is written this way; when Jesus Christ commissioned the Apostles to go all over the world and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. There are many versions of the Bible that changed if not omitted what was written and breaks everyone that believe that the Bible has no error, we have to watch that our relationship with the Father will not be tainted. The Son Jesus will not be happy as well. Jesus love the Father so much that he even did his mission beyond what he was told.
“No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”- John 10:18 . For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved – John 3:17.
If you are planning to help spread the gospel in this generation, ask guidance from the Holy Spirit that every word that will come out from your mouth will be directly given to you, and through the Holy Spirit, there will be no confusion about the truth when the audience hears it. We do not want to divide the word of truth to gain followers. We are continuously reaching because that is the only way we can guard the truth of what was written. we want to take advantage of the power and authority vested on us by the Holy One.
We minister to lift the glory of God and not our glory.
There are many heretics and false teachings in our surroundings using the Bible as their front with so many different approaches than the traditional teachings. Many believers do not even carry the Bible and just rely on what they see on the wall through the use of a projector. Without the Bible on hand, deceitful acts will blossom and there will be plenty to harvest a false doctrine.
Why many of the faithful have been led astray by these false teachings? The reason is that many followers are encouraged to allow entertainment preachings. They are more into jumping and dancing and screaming than being inspired by God. Feeling blessed is different from spiritual blessings. Be mindful that we are also serving God by listening to His word.
God is all in all.
Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. – Bishop Emeritus