Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bad Waffles

First of all let me say, I am a great fan of waffles for breakfast. I like them plain or with syrup or even with fruit on top. I do really like to eat waffles. So you might be thinking, when can waffles be bad?

When we waffle in preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Waffles from the pulpit, waffles from a preacher, and waffles from christian brothers and sisters are by definition "compromise." It does not matter what you put on it to sweeten it up, if you are not proclaiming the full gospel of God, you are not preaching the word, you are preaching error.

Today many churches cater to Christians who have itching ears, they want to be entertained, not convicted. They want to feel good, not ashamed of sin. They want to be told they can have the best of both worlds, to have the world and God too. But that simply is not what the bible teaches. We are in the world but we are to be seperate. We are to be holy, for God is holy. We are to crucify self, not try and satisfy every selfish desire. We are to take up our cross daily and follow Him, not the latest feel good (I'm ok, your ok) message by our favorite T.V. preacher.

Waffles are a great food, but they don't go with preaching at all.

2 Timothy 4:2 - Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fellow Soldier:

I must confess I to have " Waffled"
Compromise has been my name. I look for the easy way out most of the time. You have opened my eyes. I pray I can be a real christian the way the Lord intened us to be. I know I have not been good and looked for to many "feel good things in my life" I love you brother. Your sis M.