The Hope Of America Is Preaching, Not Teaching!

By David J. Stewart

Titus 1:3, “But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”

       If America has any hope at all, it's in the pulpits across our nation. Would to God that we had Bible-believing, soul-winning, Christ-uplifting, sin-hating, people-caring, freedom-loving, patriotic, crime-exposing, hell-fire and damnation, uncompromising, preachers on every street-corner in America! Our nation is saturated with dime-a-dozen teachers who are dry, dead and inactive for God. They never win a soul to Christ. They don't know how to preach because they have no fire for God in their heart. Preaching is truth set on fire! That's what sets my websites apart from all the others, I am a preacher of the Word of God, not just a teacher! Every preacher is a teacher, but not every teacher is a preacher!

Preaching is teaching with an attitude! Bible-colleges all across America hire teachers to fill the classrooms, but the students can't rise above their mentors. You have to put preachers in the classrooms, and then the students will become preachers instead of just teachers. America needs rebel-rousers, trouble-makers, boat-rockers and roughens to bring a nation back to God!

Evangelist Billy Sunday was offensive when he preached, tossing chairs, shouting, jumping up-and-down, making a big scene, et cetera. Billy Sunday had something to say and HE SAID IT! No one left a revival meeting wondering where Billy Sunday stood on the issues! And no one leaves my website wondering where I stand on the issues either. Like Brother Hyles used to say often in church, “We don't give out menus around here, you just hold out your plate and we fork it over to you.” You get what you get! The truth is the truth! I'm not going to cow-tow, dip-my-sails, compromise, penny-pinch or trim-my-message to avoid offending someone with the truth. If the shoe fits, wear it!

I'm not against teaching, but preaching is the only way to change lives! Without zeal, knowledge is just dead information. I'm not a fan of Malcolm X, but he became a legend in the African-American community because he was a preacher. Martin Luther King Jr. was an evil man, a Communist infiltrator, a Playboy minister (also interviewed in a 1965 issue of Playboy magazine), a Christ-rejecter who denied Christ's virgin birth and deity; but King was a left-wing preacher and changed a nation with his message! It's a shame that the Devil has more preachers than God does these days. Sicko Rock singer, Marilyn Manson, has called his decadent concerts church services, at which he gives invitations who wants to give their lives to Satan, and thousands of teenagers raise their hands.

Bless God, we need Bible-preachers all across the nation! There's a call to leadership within the Church, but there is no call to soulwinning and preaching the truth! Any man can preach for God! If you have a desire to preach the truth of God's Word, that's the Holy Spirit of God working in you. So PREACH!!! I've never felt a specific call from God, but I know God called me to preach because I am compelled to do so. I can't point to a day when I felt God was calling me into the ministry. I saw the dire spiritual need in America and said, “Lord, here am I, send me.” Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” By the way, there's the Godhead (Trinity doctrine) mentioned, “Us.”

My heart burns with the Word of God. I have to preach or I'll burn in conviction that I'm not doing my part to get the truth out. I have to preach! I don't have to eat today, but I have to preach! I can do without a lot of things today, but I have to preach! Time is running short in my life, and yours too. This earthly life is so short, it'll be over before we realize what happened. Where did the last 20-years go? Where did the last 30-years go? It seems like just yesterday. My how time changes everything!

I thank God for every Bible-believing church, especially my brethren in Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches. As Evangelist John R. Rice used to say, “There's no such thing as 'the Baptist church.'” Jesus never founded a certain denomination. Yet, bless God, you know what a church believes by its label. When I look for a church, I know what to expect in an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. I don't want to join a Southern Baptist Church with their corrupted New International version (NIV) or their vile Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) that is a corrupted near copy of the corrupted NIV. Give me the blessed old black Book, the flat-black 66, the precious and reliable King James Bible! I'm tired of wayward teachers saying we don't have a perfect Bible today. Bless God, I'm a preacher of the Bible and I'm telling you that WE DO have a perfect Bible today in the KING JAMES BIBLE. It's not a version, it's the Bible!

Moody Bible Institute (MBI) in Chicago has some good Bible teachers, but they don't have preachers. Teachers cannot reproduce preachers! America needs preachers!!!! That's why Moody has a slack dress-code which permits female students to wear pants at their school. That's why Moody's book store plays so-called “Christian Rock” music at their store. There ain't no such animal as “Christian Rock.” All Rock music is heathen, straight from the Devil. Moody ministries for all practical purposes is dead. A dead corpse doesn't grow, it swells from the inside out. There are swelling dead churches all across America that died a long time ago. The autopsy of a dead church reveals formalism, no soul-winning program, the presence of a controlling pulpit-committee, teaching instead of preaching, expository sermons instead of rip-snorting, inflammatory, shingle-pullin', window-rattlin', barn-stormin', hell-fire and damnation, “thus saith the Lord” preaching! In a dead church no one ever shouts Amen! AMEN!

Someone once asked Charles Spurgeon what to do about people sleeping during the sermon and he replied, “WAKE UP THE PREACHER!” The average church is so DEAD today! Oh listen America, it's time to wake up the preachers!!! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! It's time to wake up Christians. Get out of your spiritual bed and awake to righteousness for God! The great need of the hour is preaching preachers! I'm so sick of do-nothing, stuff-shirt, high-brow, pompous, ecumenical ministers who are more concerned about promoting each other to executive boards and honoring each other, than they are about getting souls saved and truly making an IMPACT FOR JESUS CHRIST!!! Being on a board of directors is a shallow accomplishment in life. Having your wall covered with diplomas, recognitions and achievements means absolutely nothing if it doesn't lead to winning souls to Jesus Christ with the gospel.

I once knew a minister who was so arrogant that he would sign everything with the titles of “Dr.” and “Rev,” yet he never told a soul how to be saved. He spent all his time administering a 501c3 organization (i.e., a state-licensed business) instead of serving the Lord. He had a Calvinistic attitude that if people are going to get saved they'll get saved, but if not there's nothing anyone can do about it, so why bother trying to win anybody to the Lord with the gospel? What a sorry minister! Calvinism originated with the heretic, John Calvin (1483-1546). Calvin believed that God forces men to be saved, and if God hasn't chosen you to be saved, then you cannot come to God to be saved of your own freewill. Such teaching is of the Devil, totally unbiblical. The Bible repeatedly says, “WHOSOEVER WILL” may come (Romans 10:13; Revelation 22:17). Whosoever means anyone!

Phooey on Christian colleges and Bible-schools that don't have preachers in the classrooms. Do you want to know what Bible-college to attend? Find out which school puts PREACHERS AND SOUL-WINNERS into their classrooms. Preachers produce preachers! There's teaching websites all over the internet, but I am a preacher of the gospel. I am a preacher of THE TRUTH!!! I don't want to be a teacher unless I can first and foremost be A PREACHER!!! Preaching compels men to go do something, whereas teaching sits idle. Teaching is indicative, but preaching is imperative! The Bible says that God's Word came to us through PREACHING, not teaching...

Titus 1:3, “But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”

Please don't misunderstand, I'm all for teaching and we need teachers. Ladies make great teachers, but we need men to preach. Romans 10:14 says, “how shall they hear without a PREACHER?” The Bible says blessed are the DOERS, not just the HEARERS. James 1:22, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” Young people attend Bible colleges all across America to HEAR their teachers, but then graduate and never DO anything for God. The Bible says they are deceived of themselves. We don't need any more deeper-lifer believers who fill 18-inches of pew every Sunday, but never accomplish anything to win souls to Christ, stand for God against the evil agendas of our time, help the poor or restore the fallen. The Christian life is a call to arms! We are at war spiritually!!! America is a cesspool (where all the sewers meet) of iniquity.

We reach families, but we build men. Preaching builds men! 1st Corinthians 18 and 21, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. ... For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” God chose the foolishness of PREACHING to propagate the gospel to all the world. Preaching is foolish to the unsaved. The Bible says if any man is counted as wise in this world, let him become as a fool. 1st Corinthians 3:18, “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” The best and fastest way to become an instant fool is to start PREACHING THE BIBLE!!!

We are living in a world of fools. 1st Corinthians 3:19-20, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”

Every Christian ought to have two big days in their life. First, the day that we are saved. And second, the day that we surrender to serve God. At salvation, we know that we have God; but at surrender, God knows that He has us. Surrendering is not required for salvation; but surrendering is required if we are to be happy in the Lord. Every Christian should have a local vision and a global vision. You keep a heart for the world, and God will keep a heart for your world. There's a world out there who needs Jesus Christ!

THE BIBLE

The cover is worn, though pages are torn,
and though places bear traces of tears;
Yet more precious than gold is that Book worn and old,
that can scatter and shatter our fears.
When we prayerfully look in this precious old Book,
many pleasures and treasures we see;
Many trophies of love from the Father above,
Who is nearest and dearest to me.
This old book should be our guide, it's a friend by our side,
It will lighten and brighten our way;
And each promise we find soothes and gladdens our mind,
as we read it and heed it each day!

I have more respect for a secular Rock singing than I do for a phony like TobyMac who masquerades as someone who loves the Lord. Check out Toby's recent New World Order album. Don't get me wrong, Toby's music is great sounding; but it's dangerous spiritually and I'm going to warn others what's wrong about it. I recently published an article exposing the lucrative CCM industry. The most dangerous thing about CCM is the ecumenical preachers. TobyMac promotes apostate minister, Max Lucado, who teaches a false gospel of works salvation. I'm not against contemporary sounding music, I'm against the Satanic music industry that promotes occult symbols, promotes lewd music videos, and leads fans into ecumenicalism (one world religion). The whole industry is a racket! I'm against the hitting-it-big-time mentality that causes CCM singers to compromise their morals, employ occult symbols on their albums and sell-out to the Devil for fame and fortune. Soul-winning is not a method, it's a command for every Christian (Matthew 28:19-20).

America's only hope is Spirit-filled, prayer-bathed, Christ-uplifting, God-fearing, Bible-believing, uncompromising, non-apologetic preaching! Sin is the best detective, it always gets its man. You can't sow your wild oats and pray for crop failure! You can't lay with dogs and not get fleas! Sin always has a hefty price! Americans are going to pay dearly down the road, as we're starting to already. The civil riots in Syria, Greece and Spain could easily happen in the United States (and will when our faltering economy implodes). Most people don't understand what's going on. It's an artificial depression caused by the banking cartel and the deliberate decade-long deindustrialization of the U.S. by greedy corporate CEOs, Wall Street, Washington D.C. politicians and the offshore banking elite. The top 1% of the wealthy in the U.S. own more than the bottom 150,000,000 people.

No amount of waking people up is going to save America unless we lead them to Christ with the gospel message. God will not bless patriotic heathens! God will not bless patriotic homosexual supporters. God will not bless the Led Zeppelin crowd, nor will He bless the abortion gang, nor will He bless a nation of boozers! A nation of open sin is destined for destruction. The great need of the hour is preaching PREACHERS! We need King James believing, sin-hating, people-loving, God-fearing, Christ-honoring, devil-fighting, PREACHERS! May God by His grace raise up more men of God, men who walk with God, and PREACH THE TRUTH WITHOUT APOLOGY NOR COMPROMISE!!!


 

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