Monday, October 15, 2007

Pint-Size preachers : ABC News

There is nothing bad. There were kings in Israel who were children at a time when there were only three people that needed to have the Holy Spirit. The king needed it for right judgment, the prophet to prophesy and the priest for right sacrifice. When the Spirit came upon them they did supernatural things. In this case it is clear that God is speaking to these kids. The argument that they cannot lead the flock because they are kids despises the power and presence of God in a person’s life. There are many adults that speak ultra rubbish. Most TV evangelists need to read the Bible again themselves before they preach or teach. The University professor: Randall Balmerwho objected that God says “do not judge” shows what amount of bliblical nescience he suffers from. That is why Jesus told Nicodemus to be born again and he could not understand. Being a university professor on theology does not mean they understand a thing in spiritual things. The things of the spirit are different from carnal ones.
However, they will need to move from one dimensional homily to multifaceted. Their sermons are not different from those of Paula White, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Rod Parsley, Juanita Bynum, Bonnke and other TV preachers. The little white boy’s theme is holiness while his black counterpart is the wellbeing of people. You listen to them no matter the passage they will take they will preach on those themes. That is the theme of predilection that they have. It may seem like inherited theology but it is not. As a child they need a simple message to handle and explain themselves. Remember there is nothing bad. In Christ there are various levels of Christianity: those who drink milk and those who eat bones. Most of the TV preachers are out for new babes and not for irokos. More so some are called evangelists and others are teachers, prophets and administrators. It is clear that the administrator will not preach on salvation like the evangelist nor would he teach like the teachers.
Teachers can teach the dullest of the dumbest a complicated concept and philosophy and they understand. They navigate from one theory to another and still land with ease. There comes a time when these kids are confronted with real theology then they will study to shew themselves approved unto God, workmen that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth by looking unto teachers like John Hagee, Jack Van Impe and other multidimensional preachers.
Therefore, the Bible says “touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm” (I Chr 16:22). Since we do not know if they are truly appointed or called by God then we have to follow Gamaliel’s counsel: “refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God” (Acts 5:38-39).

Until then, no one can kick against the goads.

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