Dr. Allen Domelle
I recently had a friend email me an article about the so-called demise of the “fundamentalist educational institutions.” The author of this article talked about the recent decision by Tennessee Temple University to close its doors and merge with Piedmont International University. Though I personally reject the premise that fundamentalist institutions are dying because they won’t adapt, but there is some validity to this article that we need to address or this article will become fact.
Dr. Bob Gray Sr.
Luke 22:55, “And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.”
First, Peter was sleeping; second, Peter was impulsive; third, Peter was resisting; fourth, Peter followed afar off; fifth, Peter sits down with the crowd that crucified his Saviour. In Luke 22:56-57 Peter denies the Lord Jesus. Along time before Peter went to sleep he would not have denied he knew the Lord.
I believe that surrendering and going into full-time service for God is the greatest thing any Christian could do. Any Christian, who would sacrifice his own dreams and comforts in order to consecrate his life for the work of the ministry, is worthy of respect. If you are one of these, who has enlisted in the service of God full-time, I commend you, yet I am also compelled to ask a simple question. Are you a soul winner? When was the last time that you did the work of an evangelist in bringing the Gospel message to the ears of a lost soul in whose heart the Holy Spirit was working and convicting? When was the last time that you took a Gospel tract or a New Testament and showed someone down the road of Scripture that compels a sinner to trust Christ? When was the last time you looked over at a fellow man and yielded to the Holy Spirit's prodding to go share the Gospel with him? Are you a Soul Winner?
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley