TODAY’S SABBATH DAY MESSAGE / “Setting Things Straight”

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Have you noticed that the Christian Church has changed to imitate the protocols and methods of the world? More and more churches are seeking Pastors with Masters and Doctorate degrees. They are more concerned about the prospective pastor’s credentials than they are about his morals and his salvation. Some even set the pastor’s salary according to what level of education he has achieved. This is worldly and has no foundation in Holy Scripture. THIS IS NOT OF GOD!

Education is good. We should get as much education as we can afford or that is afforded to us. The more tools and skills that we have to use for the work of the kingdom of God the better. BUT DON’T GET IT TWISTED! We cannot qualify or certify to be God’s Preacher and Servant through Bible Colleges or Seminaries. God is not impressed with your diplomas, degrees, certificates or any such man contrived prerequisites.

  • You must first have heard and believed the TRUE Gospel of Salvation through Yehowshua HaMashiach – Jesus the Christ). ( Mark 1:15)
  • You must be born-again of the water and of the Spirit according to the scriptures. (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38)
  • You must spend time in the presence of GOD and with the Messiah – God’s Living Word. 
  • You must wait to be sent by God and not by man’s institutions of religious organizations. (Romans 10:15)
  • Then you must go forth in the assurance and power of the Holy Ghost – being led by the Spirit and not by the flesh. (Acts 20:28)

These five points do not take the place of an education but place education in its rightful place.

REPENT!

Copyright © Othealor W. Prince 2013
All Rights Reserved

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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Setting Things Straight

Seminary Books_orig1

Have you noticed that the Christian Church has changed to imitate the protocols and methods of the world? More and more churches are seeking Pastors with Masters and Doctorate degrees. They are more concerned about the prospective pastor’s credentials than they are about his morals and his salvation. Some even set the pastor’s salary according to what level of education he has achieved. This is worldly and has no foundation in Holy Scripture. THIS IS NOT OF GOD!

Education is good. We should get as much education as we can afford or that is afforded to us. The more tools and skills that we have to use for the work of the kingdom of God the better. BUT DON’T GET IT TWISTED! We cannot qualify or certify to be God’s Preacher and Servant through Bible Colleges or Seminaries. God is not impressed with your diplomas, degrees, certificates or any such man contrived prerequisites.

  • You must first have heard and believed the TRUE Gospel of Salvation through Yehowshua HaMashiach – Jesus the Christ). ( Mark 1:15)
  • You must be born-again of the water and of the Spirit according to the scriptures. (John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38)
  • You must spend time in the presence of GOD and with the Messiah – God’s Living Word. 
  • You must wait to be sent by God and not by man’s institutions of religious organizations. (Romans 10:15)
  • Then you must go forth in the assurance and power of the Holy Ghost – being led by the Spirit and not by the flesh. (Acts 20:28)

These five points do not take the place of an education but place education in its rightful place.

REPENT!

Copyright © Othealor W. Prince 2013
All Rights Reserved

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

THIS MAY HURT A LITTLE

truth hurts

by Bishop O.W. Prince

When we want someone to represent us in court and communicate our concerns, we want the best educated and gifted lawyer that our money can afford.

When we send our children to school, we expect them to learn how to speak and write correctly using the rules of grammar.

Our own African-American heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and Malcolm X all spoke and wrote using the rules of grammar correctly, colorfully and effectively.

So why are we tolerating and sometimes celebrating the broken grammar of some of our rappers, gospel singers, entertainers, public speakers and preachers?

Is it because we are afraid of the intellectuals or is it because we are most comfortable remaining in ignorance?

When I was growing up, the public speakers and church leaders were held to a high standard of grammatical excellence and intellectualism whereas they were held up as examples of perseverance and effective communication that we should aspire to emulate. But who are we following now?

Are ignorance, vulgarity, cursing, broken grammar and ineffective communication skills the legacy that we wish to pass on to the next generation?

I personally have grimaced in shock and disappointment as I listened attentively to a noted Reverend Doctor Bishop who butchered the English language in the presence of school children and adults. Are our intellectual and academic benchmarks so low as to bestow the sublime credentials of Reverend Doctor and Bishop upon those who cannot conjugate a verb or make a verb and subject agree?

There is nothing shameful about illiteracy as long as it isn’t a condition of choice but of circumstance. However, in today’s society, there are just too many educated fools running around with titles but no substance. There are far too many credentials without credibility.

(Bishop O.W. Prince)

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