Dr. Allen Domelle
“Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,”
One of the common excuses people use when they do wrong is that they didn't know it was wrong. For some reason, people think that claiming ignorance is a good excuse to use. There is the mentality that says, “It’s easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission.” This may sound like a good defense, but this is not what the Scriptures teach.
Dr. Steve Heidenreich
I’m reminded of the Wendy’s commercials in 1984 that said, “Where’s the beef?” In the commercial they showed a hamburger, which was made up more with a fluffy bun than the beef. Throughout the whole advertisement an older lady kept saying, “Where’s the beef?”
My question today is, where’s the Bible? Today, we have a lot of fluff being passed off in Christianity, and someone needs to remind us of the Bible. So, I’m asking Christians today, “Where is the Bible?” We have a lot of fluff in our life, and in our home, and even in some of our ministries, but the Lord wants to know where is the Bible?
Dr. Gray Sr.
Most of us wish we could point to some politician and say there is another Ronald Reagan or that man has the integrity of one of our forefathers. It is not to say that in retrospect some of the leaders of our day will not prove to be great. It is possible they will.
However, we will not know until they have proven themselves over many years of work. If they have the stature and the greatness of the great leaders of our country’s past perhaps they will. It is not that we do not support them. It is not that we do not see their potential. It is not that we do not cheer for them. It is not that we don’t want them to have success.
However, we know that they have not yet proven themselves like others before them. This is why we point backwards to the greatness of past men as a standard for those who are in leadership in the present day.
It is interesting that in ministry circles many do not use the same standard. In the ministry many think we should ignore the men of the past while lifting up the men of today. In fact, when some criticize great men of great past ministries the same people are appalled when some do the same thing in the political arena.
However, the principle is the same. These younger men have not yet proven themselves, nor do they have the right to attack and question proven men who went before them. Often, by finding fault in those men they are endorsing changes that water down the purity of what we have believed and believe.
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley