Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Good Preacher, Good Theology

One of the most present-day applicable prophetic passages in the OT is found in Amos 8:11. Here the word of God reads: "Behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord God, "when I will send a famine on the land - not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord..." These words are glaringly manifested in our day. There are more preachers and churches than there has ever been, and yet it is harder than ever to hear the Bible faithfully and humbly preached. We are living in a time when we are finding men who are good preachers, but have bad theology. We are also seeing men with good theology, but just are not capable preachers. Yet, while the pickings are slim, God has not left himself without witnesses. All have not bowed the knee to Baal, and so we can be encouraged by those who are faithfully proclaiming the Gospel of the Cross and Kingdom of God. This past weekend, we had the blessed privilege of hosting one such preacher and sitting under his ministry. Pastor Lance Lewis, of Christ Liberation Fellowship in Philadelphia, fellowshipped with us in Atlanta, GA and preached a wonderful sermon from 2Chron. 30:23-27 on "The Need for True Revival." Check it out. It is good to know that there are still good preachers who have good theology.

3 comments:

ChristMyLife said...

I'm not sure about others, but the quality of this recording is not that good. It appears to have a lot of "feedback" or "echoing". Any suggestions?

ajcarter said...

I am not sure what to say. Others have listened, as I just did and it sounds fine. Sorry for the inconvenience. Maybe you can go to www.scfi.org to listen, if you are so inclined. Thanks.

Eric M. Washington said...

This is an engaging topical sermon. The final point is oh so crucial for Black Christians. Worship in Black Churches, especially, has run amuck. The children of believers are the ones who will suffer. Why? For example, praise dancing is quite commonplace; therefore, these young ones will believe that this a proper worship. Hezekiah's example clearly reveals this eternal and biblical principle: God must be worship according to his own commandments. Yes, that's good theology.