Greetings Pastor Green. I hope this message finds you well. Our Men's Day is Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:30 PM, and I am asking you to please pray for. As many mainline churches today, we are in dire need of strong black men in our church. We are asking all pastors and congregations to fast and pray for us that God will save souls and add men to the church. We are looking for Holy Ghost power and impartation at our service. Thank you in advance for your prayer. Pastor Wingate
I want to personally thank all of you for your comments on my latest statement concerning the fact that the church of today has become a “business operation.” I want you to all know - including those who continue to stubbornly disagree with me - that I wouldn’t be making such statements in my sermons, unless they were Holy Spirit-inspired and backed up by Scripture…
For the gentleman who commented, “My brother it is our job as brethren, not to be focus on what other is [are] doing, but to stay true our calling and mandate,” I say, that this IS my calling and mandate - as well as ever Christian. Jude 3 and 4 is quite specific: that we must contend (fight) for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints. I am not focused on what “other’s” are doing. I am exposing false doctrine and other corruption in the Body of Christ that will have long-range and damaging affects on the spiritual growth of those who are still babes in Christ. That is why the church is in the pitiful and sad shape it is in now - because of Christians who would rather stick their heads in the sand and say nothing, then to stand on the Word of God and defend it against those who continue to preach and teach false doctrine. Like it or not, God specifically called a remnant of believers in the Body of Christ for this purpose and they are here to stay.
When you really look at it, the church has become a “business operation”. We have all of these conferences, where you have to pay all of this money to attend. You hear more about wealth, than you hear about trying to build a Christian spirit…
It makes me sad to think of so-called leaders in the black community talking about repositioning yourself, empowerment this and empowerment that and folks is dying spiritually and physically. How about we empower ourselves to preach the gospel! Instead of another seminar on how to have a successful business, how about we have a seminar on how to get saved!
I was looking at Jeremiah 23 this morning: ”But if they [these false prophets] had stood in My council, then they would have announced My words [not their words] to My people, and would have turned them back from their evil way and from the evil of their deeds.” Jer. 23:22 That’s interesting, because it seems as if history had already begun to repeat itself!
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