An Open Message to Pastors

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

To Pastors:
Pastors, are you teaching the full counsel of God? Are you feeding your sheep what they need to know to live righteously in these last days?

Are you teaching them Bible prophecy in relation to today’s culture and to the coming Rapture of the Church? Are you equipping your flock to live in these perilous times?

Or are you living in the fear of man? Worried about paying the mortgage? About the size of your church? About offending your congregation by teaching the truth about healing, extra-marital sex, adultery, etc.?

Are you trying to draw people to your church by adopting the world’s ways? By focusing on cafés and lattes in the foyer? By dark, concert-like sanctuaries with strobe lights? By distributing earplugs for loud music to accommodate those who are not accustomed to these new ways in order to accommodate those who have partial hearing loss from years of listening to blaring music?

Are you looking to man-made programs to draw people to your church? Trunk-or-Treat? Yard sales? Bake sales? Fund-raisers of all sorts?

Jesus did not use programs to grow the Church. He used miracles, signs, and wonders through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. He used the healing of the sick, the casting out of demons, the raising of the dead. Are you doing the same and teaching your sheep to do the same?

If not, why not?

Imagine what would happen if you held a healing service where hundreds in your city were healed? You wouldn’t need a PR program. You’d have word-of-mouth advertising by those who were healed, delivered from demonic oppression, and set free. The news would spread like wildfire. People would flock to your church to experience the power of God.

Have you strayed from the absolute truth of the Bible? Are you teaching heresy? That homosexuality is approved by God? That abortion is okay with God? That good is evil, and evil good? That there are many ways to Heaven? That a good God would never send anyone to hell?

Have you led your flock into apostasy?

Pastors, it’s time to begin fearing the Lord! It’s time to point your compass once again to True North–to the absolute, inerrant truth of God’s Holy Word and to its preaching without compromise or political correctness.

You owe it to your flock. You owe it to yourself. And, most of all, you owe it to your God Who called you to feed His sheep.

“‘What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people–the shepherds of my sheep–for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,’ says the LORD.”-Jeremiah 23: 1 NLT #pastors

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