Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 1:13)

Rand's " To Don't " List

Thursday, July 02, 2009
just have to get this off my chest...

1- Don't think that watching/listening to Paul Washer sermons makes you a real "hot" Christian. There's a verse somewhere about being a doer, and not a hearer only.

2- If you are not actively and faithfully committed to evangelism, don't look down or criticize an evangelist; and that, even if you see a genuine fault. You'll just look like an idiot.

3- Don't start a blog with the words "Bible", "Christianity", "Holiness", "Truth", or "God" in the title if you are going to use much of your webspace commenting on Hollywood movies and/or carnal political issues.

4- Don't worship at the e-church. It isn't real.

5- Don't claim that it isn't God's will for your life to do something that you don't want to do; 'cause that's just stupid.

6- Don't make popes out of men like Ray Comfort, James White, John Piper, John MacArthur, or Charles Spurgeon. I'm pretty sure none of them would want to be idolized in any way, and the time and energy you put on following these men, you are not focusing on following God.

7- Don't quote Matthew 7:1 if you don't know Matthew 7:16-20 by heart.

8- Don't draw any spiritual comfort from academic or professional success or your position in any ministry/church. Plenty of pastors/deacons/bishops/elders/priests/successful leaders will one day be cast to the Lake of Fire.

9- Don't play (TV, sports, social event... etc) when there is a service at your local church, or some other ministry you could be helping out with. God is never pleased with vanity or laziness.

10- Don't think for one moment that you have attained. Don't believe for one second that you're a "spiritual somebody". I assure you, you're not.