onsdag 14. oktober 2015

No. 1050: What does it mean to be a Christian role model? Or will we have "role models" similar to ourselves and not the Lord Jesus Christ?

No. 1050:
What does it mean to be a Christian role model? Or will we have "role models" similar to ourselves and not the Lord Jesus Christ?

Jesus is the supreme example for all of us as Christians, no one will be given even to the ankles.


I believe that God's word talks about being a Christian role model, which I will try to concretise and explain how a Christian role model should be!

We do not engage in sports, employment or anything other than what pleases God and the standards that he has set for our lives and our faith!

They attack you for something that is developing relevant in relation to the word of God? Ignore them and Neglect them. What is relevant and developing relevant in relation to the word of God?

How much you weigh, if you have theological education, belongs to a small or large or no church and many such things?

These are things that you should totally ignore, and not submit to you.

I remember when I was thin, so they attacked me that I did not have enough theological education, only Bible. How can one continue, fleshly people attacking you - whatever!

And they find fault in you - whatever!

They are and will remain evil and incurable - whatever!

But what scripture says about those who should be role models and be preachers?

Scripture gives us a "list" in Paul's pastoral letter that is almost impossible to "achieve". But there is so much God puts service to be pleasing to Him and to hold a leadership role or pastoral function in the church of God.


We encounter this in 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1, here from my commentaries from Titus letter.


From my commentaries Titus letter 1. 5 I left you in Crete so you could bring order to the thing that was still undone. You should appoint elders in every city, as I instructed you.


It was with great confidence and affection Titus got this assignment. To arrange church after God pattern in which elders should be appointed to lead the congregation and be responsible for the further way forward, primarily spiritually.


6 An elder must be no criticism of, that he will be husband of one wife, his children must be believers, not insolent and not be accused of living a wild life.


An elder who is a man of learning and pastoral responsibility to be a high inntregeitet. Have children who are trained in and the way of the Lord. And that manages and customs well as in particular with his family.


Furthermore, it says that he should be a woman's husband. Here we can not misunderstand Paul's words when it says with an apostrophe over; a woman's husband.


In some cultures, it is polygamy as the Bible, especially the New Testament warns against. There is a man and a woman who is the God-given marriage form everything else is man made.


Focusing on something else is a total derailment and discuss if it's biblical with gay and lesbian relationships are a waste of time and the wrong focus. God created us male and female, period.


Now we need to see this in the light of God's word. To enforce such a high standard that the word of God assumed in marriage, applies ONLY believers. Especially those with an overseer.


If one believer who is separated can continue in service, but without shepherd and teacher responsibility (the same mandates woman has).


If one remarries so we must deal with what God's word says about this. We shall take up remarriage much deeper when we come to other passages but will only say briefly that two believers remarriage excluded while the other lives. It is permitted only with remarriage of a believer if the second door physical or spiritual (becomes an apostate).


But no matter if a believer who has a supervisory office remarries it shall never have a platform service. Remarriage whether it is legal disqualifies that person to have a service in the church of God. Marry one himself again without a biblical basis, it shall be brought out of the church if one will not repent.


Some Christian preachers marry divorced both first time and after they have become widowers is profaned and it disqualifies them to have an overseer.


Then it is necessary that not only think it is not right with remarriage.


But at the same time and support to ministers, elders and others who are re-married. Make a that, then runs Satan's errand.

Is this strange? Consider a workplace where a person repeatedly fails or will not do its job, then it's not unfair that he loses his job?

God then is not dumber than an entrepreneur? Or should we make the word of God of none effect?

Such is the kingdom of God and in God's church. No gjengiftede that believers are allowed and should have a platform service. And those who support such supports Satan and his demonhær. And those who refuse an overseer to marry again, runs also Satan's errand (1.Tim.4.1-5).

We see today that there is no obstacle in the church of God with two, three and more marriages behind him to preach the word of God. But this is nothing new, they come under the judgment we find in God's word many places and those who support such also come under the same condemnation. Remarriage among overseers is and remains a pity.

1. Tim.5. 15 Some have already turned away and followed Satan.

Can one not to get it in marriage and chooses to remarry, so conducting a curse if one wishes to have a service. But choosing one to resign from his service, the grace is greater (Luke 18)! There is no human right to hold a service when one fails in his everyday life and his family. 1. Tim.5. 8 If anyone does not provide for his relatives and especially for his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.
This I write here is true and sober words, not out of aggression and helplessness.

Jakob 3.1. Not many of you should become teachers, knowing that we will be as much stricter convicted. It is clear, preaches deed hangs so high that it is not a given that we are worthy of it without our lives also agrees with what we teach and preach.

God has his standard, also under the old covenant. 3. Genesis 21. 7 None of them must marry a harlot or a woman who is profaned, nor a woman divorced from; for the priest is holy to his God.
And the same standard has he priests during the upcoming 1000 årsriket.

Ezekiel 44. 22 They must not marry a widow or a woman divorced from, but only with virgins of Israel. But they can take the widow of a priest.

The same standard he has today; a woman's husband.

7 For an overseer is God's steward, and there must be no criticism of him. He must not be self-willed, hot tempered, drunkard, violent or looking for covetousness.

An overseer manages both spiritual truths and people belonging to Christ. The characteristics he should have is the Spirit's fear and they belong to a mature man. Not willful, must be able to withstand other people both them and their views. Do not get angry quickly and do not lie under for alcohol or other things. Violent or looking to make money on the work of God.

8 He will be hospitable, loving the good, be besinde, upright and godly and master of himself.
If we want to do with men must be sociable, so hospitable. Love what is good is also to love life, thus be positive. I have always tried to set up everything for the kids so comes into contact with the other one they encounter otherwise. Could restrain himself also when things go against and be upright in all areas, especially money and moral thing.


Furthermore, it says; godly and master of himself. A good mature person in every respect can safely say.
9 He must stick to the faithful word according to the doctrine, so that he both able to counsel by sound doctrine and to refute the claims of those who say the contrary.

Love his Bible and know it and be clear in his understanding of God's word. Also be able to apply the word of God and refute people who come with unbiblical opinions and empty misled in their lives as believers.
One should also be able to reveal and point to the word of God in the face of other people.

Final Comment:

"Border" to reach that level as Paul puts here is not easy, but with God's help it is possible. Let me briefly mention some properties of a Jehovah witness and an example for others in the church of God.
One woman man. Not divorced or re-married or marry a divorced. This is not allowed in the church of God and an example should set an example.
Not a novice, why? Lest he be puffed up and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

He must have a good testimony from those who are outside, why? Lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Having children in subjection with all gravity, who's always this? But with God's grace and help so it is possible.

How can I continue but will stop here. But a true Christian role model similar to Jesus and the standard that God has put in his own words, it keeps him / herself within its!

Related links:

Ingen kommentarer:

Legg inn en kommentar