Called By God or Called by Man???

Each person is necessary for the job they are called to do. We each have a mission and a unique purpose to fulfill for God’s kingdom. If we do not understand the dangerous traps we can fall into, or how to guard ourselves, then we will be totally ineffective to function in what God has called us to do. It is for freedom that God has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be enslaved again. Do not be shaken by every wind of doctrine and corrupted and deceived. No longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. We must understand the gospel. Be sharp and intelligent. Be mature so that you can oppose heresies and false ministers. Know that false ministers want only to enslave you. False ministers make people their slaves, all the while saying the true pastors are enslaving people. But any minister who refuses to preach the gospel of grace, that salvation from beginning to end is God’s work of grace, and who refuses to preach holiness, is one who enslaves people. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” So watch out for wolves coming in sheep’s clothing. In due time they will put away the sheep’s clothing and manifest themselves as they really are-ravenous wolves who tear up and devour the sheep. May God, therefore, help us to avoid false preachers and appreciate all God-sent, gospel-preaching true ministers.


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