by Benjamin Munsell | July 16, 2018MORNINGTIME 2820
Do we begin AGAIN to commend OURSELVES? (AGAIN do we need to Tell you who we are, and by what authority we do, teach, and preach these things to you?) or need we, as some others , epistles of commendation TO you, or letters of commendation FROM you? (Do you AGAIN require us to get a piece of paper from the Church telling you what you already Know in your Spirit, that we really ARE Apostles, Preachers, and Teachers sent out by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself? Or do we actually need some "recommendation" from you to tell others we really are, The Real Deal? Do you require us to move under MAN'S PAPER APPROVAL, or the Approval from the Lord, witnessed by His Spirit, declaring in your Spirit that we move under the Holy Authority of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ Himself?) ) Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: (No, Not So, YOU are our Epistles, YOUR Life, Walk, and Talk in and of Christ Proves of our Approval from the Lord God Himself. Your Life, and all that we have taught you, all that you Live out in your day to day moving in Christ Declares our Authority to the Living, and to a dead and dying world.) Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, BUT WITH THE SPIRIT of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. (No more legalism seeking man's approval, man's ways, or man's methods we should teach and preach by, YOU declare God's Approval of us by YOUR Life that we have declared unto you.) 2 Corinthians 3:1-3. And even today, man STILL wants to be in charge of approving which man can be allowed to preach and teach what theology to other men. Here's the Hard Core TRUTH. "Unless you go to OUR theological cemetery, we won't approve you to talk to ANYBODY. You must have OUR paperwork, or you're NOBODY in our eyes". The catholic church used to sell forgiveness. Now the protestant church "sells" God's Approval to Preach Christ to "Be Blessed".