1 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV)
But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
A good minister of Jesus Christ chooses his battles. There are some things worth suffering for. There are others that are not. The difference is that which the Spirit speaks expressly and that which is just fable. In other words we are to teach and command what the Bible teaches. At the same time we are to avoid the subjects of religion. Our faith is not based in superstition. We do not have extra words of knowledge or visions outside the Bible. We do not make much of men nor do we build shrines to past Christians. We don’t speculate on those things we do not know.
We stick to the Bible. We stick to it doggedly. We give not an inch. We compromise no part. We condemn what the Bible teaches is wrong. We lift up what the Bible teaches is right. In these we do not waiver.
- We flinch not though the lost hate our standards.
- We shrink not though the atheist believes scholarship proves us wrong.
- We hold forth the Words of life because we know that, only in them, is there life.
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