His whole nature was “Ablaze” with the zeal for God’s Glory!
God’s Word is Alive!
Mark Christopher Folan- Foley (Lay Preacher)
Definition of Lay Preacher: Not a formally ordained cleric.
I’d rather be a “Lay Preacher” rightly dividing the Word of Truth, than a “Lame Preacher” parroting what his denomination taught him!(No offense intended)
Errors & Heresies have crept into the Church by many professing Christians; The Church has been corrupted! They have refused to endure sound doctrine; so, God has given them up to ‘Strong Delusion’ because they receive not the truth! Corrupt teachers have turned away ears to the truth; They have become an apostasy. (2Pe 1:20)- Knowing this first, that no prophesy of the scriptures is of any private interpretation. When we change the original intent of the scriptures to mean something other than what God intended, we corrupt the Holy Word of God. Whether it is intentional or through lack of understanding, we create false doctrine, and in doing so, create a false image of God & Christ. It is high time that we stop twisting scriptures to accommodate our flavor of faith, and start changing our beliefs to accommodate what God wrote in His Book. It is time to Wake-Up Church to the division you have caused through these denominations, and get back to One God & One Faith! (Eph 4:4)- There is One body, and One Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, One Faith, One baptism. One God and Father of all. There is one Faith, not many Faiths. It is division and it must stop! It’s time for a Holy fear & reverence of God Almighty! It’s time for total & complete dedication & commitment to living by His truth or stop calling ourselves Christians! It’s time to stand against & raise our voices against the reprobate & ungodly behavior in our Nation! It’s time to judge false doctrine in the Church and do away with it, like in the days of Elijah calling down fire & removing False Worship! It’s time to see the “Power of God displayed right before our very eyes, like in the Book of Acts! IT”S TIME! The “Holy Ghost” Rider (evangelist)
A call to the unconverted- by Richard Baxter states: Whoever loves earth above Heaven, and fleshly prosperity more than God, is a wicked unconverted man! Alarm to the unconverted-by Joseph Alleine says: There is no entering into Heaven, but by the straight passage of the second birth; Without Holiness you shall never see God. Therefore give yourselves unto the Lord now. Some of you do not know what I mean, and in vain shall I try to persuade you to that which you do not understand. Therefore for your sakes I will show what conversion is. Others cherish secret hopes of mercy, though they continue as they are. For them I must show the necessity of conversion. Others are likely to harden themselves with a vain conceit that they are converted already. To them I must show the marks of the unconverted. Others sit still, because they do not see the way of escape. To them I shall show the means of conversion. And finally, for the quickening of all, I shall close with the motive of conversion.
True Christianity is a conversion to Christ-like actions, motives & thoughts; and sanctification is a life-long pursuit to become as Christ is through the Holy Spirit. We need this mindset: (Ro 3:10-12)- There is none righteous, no, not one…There is none that seeketh after God… There is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Lu 17:10)- So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded of you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. God doesn’t owe us a thing as we passionately obey and serve Him, and we don’t earn our way to Heaven through obedience; Christ has already done it all! Jesus gave His life for us, so that we could be able to give our lives to Him; That is following Christ, and that is being a Christian.
(James 1:22)- But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Matthew Henry comments: The most frequent hearing of the Word will never avail us, unless we be also doers. It is not enough to remember it, repeat it, give testimony to it, commend it, and write it, but we must practice it; or it will NEVER bring us to Heaven. It is without a doubt indispensably necessary to obey what we’ve heard! We must have the outward practice of true obedience, or the Word profits us nothing! We become self-deceivers! The original word- paralogizomenol signifies: men’s arguing sophistically to themselves, their reasoning is deceitful when they would hear it and not feel obligated to heed it. Their hearts are empty of good affections & resolutions, and lives fruitless of good works. Self-deceit is the worst deceit of all in the end! The Word of God shows us our sins, that we might repent from them (turn 180 degrees from it) and get pardoned! It shows us what’s amiss that we might amend. He that beholds his sin, as his face in a mirror, then walk away and forget about it, never correcting it, is true deception. Hearers of the Word and not doers.