Pastors have a choice … Be a People Pleaser or a God Pleaser.

06 January

This is from my friend Dr. Neil Lipkin, a medical doctor who has been persecuted throughout his life from two groups: from his own people the Jewish for following CHRIST and from the Lukewarm Christians for teaching End Times and Rapture-readiness for the last 30 years. I can only relate with him on one level. I am proud to call him my friend. Here is an email I received from him today I am pleased to post:

IT IS LATE IN THESE END TIMES (WE ARE OVER 65 1/2 YEARS FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL IN 1948), THE CHURCHES SHOULD NOW BE WARNING THEIR CONGREGATIONS OF THE NEARNESS OF THE RAPTURE! BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHURCHES ARE TOTALLY SILENT, JUST PUTTING FORTH LITTLE MORE THAN “FLUFF” FROM THEIR PULPITS!

James 3:1 “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment.”

Pastors have a choice late in these End Times. Be a People Pleaser or a God Pleaser.

Noah long ago was a God Pleaser. God Pleasers do not care what people think, but choose to teach God’s Word (the Bible) accurately, and will not back away from ANY topic in the Bible.

People Pleasers are fearful of what people might think, wanting to stay away from anything the least bit “controversial” (God’s Word is NOT controversial!), wanting no one to leave their church (need to build buildings and need money for that!), and want more people to come into the church (so the scripture MUST be watered down!).

There was a movie that I really enjoyed as a teenager back in the 1960’s, “The Great Race” with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, and Peter Faulk. I still enjoy that movie! Great comedy! In one scene Jack Lemmon’s old car (1911) was sitting on an iceberg in Alaska slowly sinking. Peter Faulk (Max) asked Jack Lemmon (Professor Fate) if he was going to do anything about it. Jack Lemmon replied, “Well, when the water gets up to my nose, I am certainly going to say SOMETHING about this!”

Well, the water is now up to the nose, folks! Jesus is coming VERY soon at the Rapture!

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