Preaching With Authority
By David J. Stewart | December 2014
Acts 4:13, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) is 100% correct, “The world has lost respect for the Church because she has lost her authority” (from the MP3 sermon, “Running Short On Authority”). Today's pulpits are DEAD. The average pastor doesn't preach! The problem is not people sleeping in our church pews, but sleeping preachers in the pulpit!!! GET RIGHT WITH GOD! With the exception of perhaps a few individuals, a church congregation never rises above the spirituality of the pastor. The man behind the pulpit determines the man in the pew. Our churches are dead because preachers don't preach anymore. CHURCHES HAVE LOST THEIR AUTHORITY!!!
The preacher's only authority is the inspired Word of God in the beloved King James Bible! Folks we don't need any more average preachers, we've got enough of them!!! The average independent Baptist church today is shameful. You won't hear any preaching about Hell, fire or eternal punishment from the pulpit. You likely won't hear any hard-preaching against sin, including the sin of women wearing pants. You certainly won't hear it at Bob Jones University, because their 2013-2014 student handbook permits female students to wear pants, even to church. It is wickedness!!! I say that kindly. Our churches and Bible colleges have lost their authority, which is the inspired Word of God.
Brother Roloff rightly states (by the way, this describes nearly all churches these days in 2014)...
“We've got too many Baptist people who are woefully ignorant of the Word today. It's awful quiet when I preach like that, did you notice that? Listen, all you've got to do is turn your television set off and kick out your newspaper, and spend that time memorizing the Bible, [and I] reckon you'd be a walking authority. That's all you've got to do! Preachers you'll never preach worth ten cents 'til you get to memorizing the Word of God. It's got to be a part of you. You've got to literally think and talk and dream and sleep the Word of God. You'll never be worth ten cents! We've got an authorityless generation. I mean the average preacher never speaks with authority. His deacons don't respect him. His church don't respect him. The world doesn't respect him. Why? He's lost his authority!!! It's not a matter of trying to make 'em recognize your authority, Brother. When you speak the Word of God, God will make 'em respect you!”
SOURCE: Brother Lester Roloff, from the classic MP3 sermon, “Running Short On Authority.”
Brother Roloff further states, “The world is sick and tired of a bunch of Casper Milquetoasts climbing around in the pulpits today.” What or who is Casper Milquetoast? The term originated from a comic strip character in the 1920's named Casper Milquetoast. The term has come to define someone unassertive and timid. Brother, this describes most Baptist pastors today. Today's pastors are pansies! Is your pastor a Casper Milquetoast character?
Today we'd call such shallow pastors “Yellowbelly” from the Canadian comedy show Second City TV. A pastor who won't preach on Hell, fire and damnation from the pulpit is a yellowbellied coward. We need some preachers once again with backbone, not a wishbone! God has been faithful. I wish I could influence some men of God to get worked up! I'm trying and praying brother. The Lord is still able. God deserves our best as Christians! I'm tired of pastors who dress in fancy new clothes and have that gleam in their eye, but they avoid preaching on anything offensive and the alters are always empty at invitation time. Of course the alters are empty, there is no preaching that produces repentance! The baptistry gets used once every 6 months. Soul-winning is not taught. There is no organized time for the church to go witnessing in public. There is no bus ministry.
Brother Roloff says, “There's only one way to speak with authority and that's to saturate your soul and your mind with the Word of God.” The reason why pastors today are dead is because they are listening to dead ministers instead of the authoritative Word of God. I'm not trying to pick on Bob Jones University, but their primary focus today is to educate students in the “Liberal Arts.” That's like a Christian automotive-repair school. We need Bible Colleges to train Christian workers. I'm sick and tired of these wet noodles, spineless preachers, who come in from the Jell-O seminary with their tapioca message of the power of positive thinking.
Modern Corrupt Bible Versions Have No Authority
One of the main reasons why many of today's pastors are spineless and speak without authority is because they don't have an authoritative Bible. God is an authoritative God. It is His way or the highway. If you have a problem with that, you have a sinful heart and are not right with God. Our Creator has every right to make the rules and demand that we obey them without question.
The Holy Bible couldn't possibly have been authored by men, due to the miraculous manner in which it came into man's possession. Forty different men, from various backgrounds, separated by centuries, who spoke different languages, and lived in different countries, were used by God's Holy Spirit to pen the Bible into earthly existence. No other book in the world can claim such a supernatural history. And if that's not compelling evidence enough that it is inspired by God, all 66 books of the Holy Bible harmonize in doctrinal agreement with each other. That's not only astronomically improbable, but absolutely impossible!
All of today's Bible versions are corrupt, having been translated from the small percentage of stray dog manuscripts (the Alexandrian texts) which disagreed with the majority texts (from which our believed Textus Receptus, or Received Text, was translated). If you'd like to know more, please read about “Occult Roots Of The Modern Bible Versions.”
Also, please listen to the informative video, NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS (1:23 hour MP3 interview with Dr. Gail Riplinger; you've got to hear this!). YouTube contains much information from Dr. Riplinger. To get an idea of the contents of her books, here's some available audiobooks online: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS—INTRO | CHAP 3 | CHAP 7 (by Dr. Gail Riplinger). Bible Version Fraud.
The trustworthy King James Bible is the last Bible that will ever be translated into the English-speaking language. There's no money to be made from it. God certainly knew what He was talking about in 1st Timothy 6:10 when He indicted THE LOVE OF MONEY as the root of all evil. Only by substantially changing the content of a work can it be legally copyrighted. All modern Bible versions are copyrighted and are cash cows for the owners thereof. God is the sole owner of His Word, which is another precious reason why you can trust your beautifully antiquated King James Bible. God's Word never changes! God never changes! Men change from one generation to the next, continually moving their moral standards farther away from God's holy commandments. As men move further-and-further distant from God's Holy Word, social conflict between the righteous and the wicked is inevitable. Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”
Today's PERverted Bible versions are an abomination in God's eyes, leading the churches into utter apostasy. The genuine man of God preaches with AUTHORITY, because he preaches from an AUTHORITATIVE Book, authored by an AUTHORITATIVE God!!! This wicked generation is AUTHORITYLESS, refusing to tolerate sound Biblical teaching! That's why the Devil is slowly changing the Bible. Case in point, the contents of the New International Version (2011 NIV) of the Bible has been changed 38.8% just since the 1984 NIV. Biblica got smart, instead of continually publishing a new Bible, they decided to simply update the contents of the NIV every several years. This makes it much less obvious to the average naive churchgoer who doesn't know what's really happening. The truth is that Satan is corrupting the Word of God, changing its contents to reflect the decreasing morality in American society. Once homosexual rights are solidified within the next decade as the law of the land, the NIV will be changed to accommodate them. You watch and see!
I plead with you to get you a King James Bible (not the New King James Bible, which is corrupt). Praise God in Heaven for keeping His promise to preserve His inspired Words unto every generation (Psalms 12:6-7). If you have an NIV, Psalms 12:6-7 has been corrupted to refer to God preservation the saints, not His Words. It doesn't come as a surprise that a gang of Bible-butchers would change this passage of Scripture, which exposes them.
The Word of God is authoritative, which is why liberals, leftists, feminists and queers hate it so much. That's a sign that we've got the right Bible, because the world hates it. Everyone is attacking the King James Bible and the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church these days. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).
We Need Above Average Preachers Who Actually Preach
The great need of the hour is PREACHING PREACHERS!!! A pastor cannot kowtow to his congregation and be the man of God that he ought to be. You've got to say it like it is, even at the risk of losing members. A preacher is supposed to say what God lays upon his heart. As Brother Roloff says, “My preaching is none of my business!” See, “TEACHING ON PREACHING!”
People are becoming desperate for help. My heart breaks often, wishing that I could personally help many of my web visitors who are struggling. I have heard so many heart-wrenching stories over the years, from dear people who are hurting. My friend, God needs you. There is a place in God's choir that only you can fill. If you are absent, no one else can replace your unique personality. God Needs Your Personality (by Dr. Jack Hyles). I need you. Without you my ministry has no purpose. I am hear to help you know the Lord Jesus Christ, and then to grow in grace and faith as a born-again Christian. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2nd Corinthians 5:7).
Brother Lester Roloff rightly states...
Folks, the end time's come. The field is white, the laborers are few. We have the greatest opportunity of any generation, that ever lived, to reach desperate souls for the Lord Jesus Christ!
SOURCE: Brother Lester Roloff, from the classic MP3 sermon, “JESUS IS LORD!!!”
By God's grace I'm doing my part to reach others. If every Christian believer did their part, we could reach America for Jesus Christ. The biggest mistake that any Christian could ever make is to think that the efforts of one person couldn't make a significant difference in the world. One Christian plus God equals a majority! The homosexual community are going totally against the Word of God. They are trying to intimidate and silence Christians around the Country, but we have God on our side, because we are on God's side. There is no controversy if you believe the Holy Bible!
Homosexuals have been trying to force their sickening wicked lifestyle upon our children and the churches for the past 50 years. They're digging their way into the fires of Hell. The wicked liberal newsmedia always tries to play the race card, associate Christians with the Ku Klux Klan, demonize us as hatemongers and bigots; but they won't dare say that God is wrong! Don't make God angry by saying that homosexuality is OK, because it's really not! God hates all sin, including homosexuality, which is a perversion of nature, sex and courtship. God doesn't make mistakes. Two men cannot naturally produce a child via carnal knowledge, nor can two women. The sinful world continually misinterprets God's Word, changing it into a lie as Romans 1:25 said they would, in an attempt to justify their wickedness.
America has gone to hell. Patriots are now now strongly labeled as “terrorists” in hundreds of Hollywood movies; such as, “DeJavu” with actor Denzel Washington. Few people realize that the fascist CIA (who started Homeland Security after 911) have a liaison working in Hollywood to incorporate brainwashing propaganda into movies. Literally, Americans are being turned against themselves and will be destroyed by their own stupid ignorance. The real terrorists are the criminals who've hi-jacked The White House since John F. Kennedy's assassination and are now controlling the entire federal government. Congress has soul their souls to the Devil. Apart from divine intervention, our nation is effectively already doomed. America never was a truly free nation, evidenced by the Masonic control of the United States since its inception in 1776. The trick is to con people into thinking they are free while enslaving them further.
Brother Roloff, speaking concerning the churches sinfully bowing to Baal (unconstitutional state authority)...
I wish I could wake America up! Brother, God's got to rule. Jesus is Lord! The Holy Spirit is our administrator!
SOURCE: Brother Lester Roloff, from the classic MP3 sermon, “JESUS IS LORD!!!”
In his awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Jesus is Lord,” Brother Roloff gives three reasons why America faces end-time destruction:
- Licensed liquor spells doom for any nation!
- Killing babies (abortion)
Do you realize what has taken place? We've lost a whole generation in America! The fields are white, but the laborers are few. There's only two problems in America: the PREACHER and the PAPA! You get those two fellas straightened out and we'll be on our way to revival. Oh, how we need unapologetic preachers who proclaim the inspired Word of God!
Our ONLY authority as Christians is the Word of God. If the state goes against the Holy Bible, the state is wrong! When king Nebuchadnezzar ordered three young Christian boys to bow to a Masonic obelisk, they refused on the grounds of their Biblical faith. But you say, aren't we commanded to obey the higher powers in Romans 13? Yes, but the government is the lower powers. The U.S. Constitution is a higher power than the government. And God is the highest power of ALL!!! END
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." —2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9
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