"Capitulation" was masked as "tolerance"; "compromise" redefined as "love"; and "doubt" extolled as "humility." ... And those who were willing to stand for truth were dismissed as divisive and uncouth.
In the verses surrounding 2 Timothy 4:2, Paul provided his protégé with much-needed motivation to stand firm and persevere to the end. For Timothy, the command was clear: preach the Word; and the calling was deadly serious: souls were at stake. In order to equip him for the task, Paul gave Timothy five compelling reasons... Read more »
"If an unbeliever is comfortable in a church, then it's not a church. If it's a worshiping group of people, unbelievers should feel alien to that environment." John MacArthur, pastor, Grace Community Church
Yesterday, in discussing Paul’s final instructions in 2 Timothy, we examined the first of five reasons to preach the Word. Today’s post highlights a second compelling motivation. Motivation 2: Preach the Word Because of the Devotion of the Saints (2 Timothy 3:10–14) The faithful preacher is also motivated by his love and appreciation for those believers... Read more »