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PREACHERS OF GRACE FALLING FROM GRACE (Hebrews 12:14-17, 1Cor. 9:25-27)

12 Oct

I write this article with deep pain because of the tragedy which has befallen the Christian community at unprecedented rates. I do not put myself above my fellow preachers as a judge. Rather I write as a concerned Preacher who is also aware of Paul’s warning that ‘Let him who thinks he stands be careful lest he also falls’ (1Cor. 10:12). This article is about Preachers of Grace falling from Grace. The Apostle Paul is conscious of the possibility of being disqualified or falling from grace hence he puts his body under subjection. To fall from grace means to lapse into sinful life or to be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Preachers are being dragged into secular courts of law charged with abuse of the very parishioners they are supposed to be shepherding. These cases range from indecent assault, attempted rape, rape, adultery to mention a few. Some have ended up serving long jail sentences or doing community service. But there are other cases of abuse which go unchallenged in the Christian community. Some of the weird practices which take place in the Christian community are a clear indication that the practitioners have long fallen from grace. Unfortunately there are so many innocent followers who have been brainwashed such that they cannot discern that the Preacher in question has crossed the line of grace. The million dollar question is why Preachers of Grace are falling from Grace. Listed below are some of the reasons why we preachers are falling from grace:
# When we become unrepentant when we have sinned before God
# When we become careless in our interaction with people of the opposite sex and even the same sex
# When we get carried away by self-glory instead of giving God all the glory
# When we get preoccupied with the cares of this world especially prosperity at any cost
# When we become over-confident and no longer need God’s grace in our daily lives
# When we forget to be sober and vigilant in a time the devil is targeting those who dispense grace
# When we ignore common danger warning signs and the still small voice of God
# When we breach ethical standards and values we used to embrace
# When we rely on the false gospel of hyper-grace which promises forgiveness of future sins in advance
# When we focus on external gratification of the flesh instead of inner satisfaction
# When the new phenomenon of ‘Miracles on Demand’ forces us to perform miracles at any cost
# When we begin to see ourselves as super-humans, semi-divine, super prophets, super apostles, super pastors, super evangelists and super teachers

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2 responses to “PREACHERS OF GRACE FALLING FROM GRACE (Hebrews 12:14-17, 1Cor. 9:25-27)

  1. Dr. Henry Dube

    June 21, 2015 at 03:39

    Forewarned is forearmed!

     
  2. Wellington T Mahati

    June 23, 2015 at 12:08

    This is very true Reverend. May God Almighty help us. The Clergy is failing the church of Christ. I really get what you are saying. I have always admired your inspirational teachings ever since my years at LWBC where you taught us. You do not just teach froth and foam,as is the Norm thes days. Thank you!

     

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