I am afraid that the Word of God Is Lost.
It is lost behind the dark clouds of the traditions of men.
It is hidden from the wise and high-minded generation of academia.
It is denied entrance into the institutions that call themselves by His name.
The Word of God is Lost.
If The Lord Himself came to preach His own Word, he wouldn’t be heard.
He would not be permitted to speak in their churches due to their protocols.
His lack of a degree from one of their seminaries would disqualify him from preaching in their churches.
His failure to be approved by one of their Boards of Ordained Ministries or one of their District Elders or their Council of Presbyterians or Deacon Boards or Pastor Search Committee or Unions or Associations would make him ineligible for preaching duty.
The Word of God is lost.
The Word of God is lost to traditionalist. They cannot hear the Word unless it comes through their tradition.
The Word of God is lost to the institutional denominationalist. They cannot hear the Word unless it approves of their religions and doctrines.
The Word of God is lost to the self-serving, self-proclaimed, institutionally sanctioned Pastors. Many are not saved. They did not wait to be sent by God but was hired by men. They do not preach God’s Word because they do not know God neither are they known by God. Their spirit is not of the Holy Ghost but of academia, ambition, greed, power, celebrity and publicity. They do not love God but they love their churches, their doctrines, their denominations and traditions. They have exchanged God’s commandments and Holy Day for their own sabbaths and holidays. They celebrate each other rather than God’s Saving Truth. They are more a child of Satan than of God (1 Timothy 4:1).
Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23 warns of them by saying:“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Mark 7:7-9 says: “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, they hold the tradition of men... They reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep their own tradition.”
And 2 Timothy 3:2-5 says: “For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, and swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”
Beware my friends! And be very careful who and what you listen to! Don’t be one of those to whom the Word of God is lost! But stay the course set by Christ and his Apostles (Galatians 1:8). Obey God’s Ordained Plan of Salvation (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38). Be ye holy for your heavenly Father is holy (1 Peter 1:15)
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. ~ Ephesians 5:1-7