The Job Of Every REAL Believer

Strip away all of the “name it and claim it” crap.

Peel away the “God wants you to be filthy rich, overflowing, running over” garbage that you subscribe to.

Step back from the man-centered theological teachings you’ve embraced (“God wants us to be just like Him, so we are little gods”), and you’ll be left with the fundamentals of evangelizing the Gospel message:

Conviction on the Waterfront

Yes, I know – it is a very simple message (complete with simple illustrations), but when you are conveying the message of Christ and the Cross (without compromising), you have to break it down so that it is clearly understood.

This brother didn’t promise the young man riches, his “best life now”, or “favor” – he clearly explained that the wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23 and the entire book of Romans 6 for context). Period

Even in an age of mass apostasy and heresy, please pray that God through Jesus Christ would continue to send workers into the field to spread the Good News. In fact, don’t just pray about, be one of those workers who is committed to sharing the path to eternal life.

***hat tip to the way of the master program***


9 Responses to “The Job Of Every REAL Believer”

  1. 1 Nance August 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Sharing Christ is a privelege, a privilege we have through grace. I tell my children to live in a manner worthy of the name you bear. They bear their father’s last name, but they also bear the name Christian. Thank you for your post, I love listening to Way of the Master Radio, too.

  2. 2 gcmwatch August 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    This touched my heart. I love Way of the Master’s presentations. Though they seem “confrontational” they are what we should all do every time. Don’t promise anything, but challenge them to give up everything for the PEARL OF GREAT PRICE.

    The young man was so honest. He had an humble spirit.

  3. 3 hiscrivener August 20, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Here, here brother! To use a term from most of those “Grab it and Blab it” folk… “that’ll preach!”

    Keep up the great work.


  4. 4 Kyle August 20, 2008 at 1:36 am

    True believers are beginning to become bolder in their convictions. We the tiny remnant seem to be moving in one direction while the large mass of Christians (so-called) are moving in another. The cross in it’s simplest terms is being pushed aside for humanism cloaked in Christianity. I posted about this on Pastor Fosters site regarding the great falling away and what seems to be an increase in hostility towards us by the wayward, lukewarm, itchy ear Christians who follow the tenets of man rather then the word of God.

    This video presented represents the Gospel in its simplest form. There was no attempt to make the person “feel good” about them self. There was no promise of divine healing. There was no promise of prosperity. Rather what was given here was basic questions that needed to be asked.

    Christ did not die so we could have a shiny new Cadillac. His shed blood never promised you your cancer would go away “if” you had enough faith. Pentecost never promised you every gift of the spirit you ever wanted and the liberal use of them. His death on the cross never made you a little god.

    Christ death was the penalty paid for the sins of the believer. This should humble all of us.


  5. 5 speaking truth August 20, 2008 at 6:15 am

    hiscrivener – you said:

    To use a term from most of those “Grab it and Blab it” folk… “that’ll preach!”

    I understand your point, but unfortunately this simple message doesn’t “preach” – that’s why we see so many chasing men (and women) and their “you can live like a rich king in this life” message. Many of the churches who preach pure unadulterated bible are small or unknown. May God continue to raise up simple folks like us to keep conveying His simple yet life-changing message.

    Kyle, you’re right – this video should humble each of us and remind us about the need for true ministry.

  6. 6 dupednomore August 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    ST-This video humbled me! After escaping recently from my plantation, it’s refreshing to see some of the things that aren’t apart of the Wof “pressed down” movement that has caught the attention of so many. We are to win souls to Christ…That’s it in a nutshell. Imagine how many people would be in these mega churchs on Sunday after a sermon that included “Repent!, for the Kingdom of God is at hand”. The pastor himself would be left with the duty of turning off the lights!

  7. 7 Kyle August 20, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Yes, many of us were caught in this at one time. And when I say many it seems like at least 80% of the people who I bump into on the blogosphere were once part of this nonsense including me. Sadly there is an individual who uses the handle DawkinsWatch who is bouncing around the blogosphere defending Todd Bentley. If he is truly saved I ask you to pray for this individual for God to remove the blindness. More then likely if you go to other similar blog sites you will see his name pop up. the reason I am stressing this is because this isn’t merely someone giving their opinion but rather a troubled soul who seems to be spending a considerable amount of time defending this man. In essence he is what we call on Pulpit-Pimps a sheeple. However, unlike the other sheeple who give drive by posts and scurry away this person is really trying to make a point. I do not see this as the typical drive by blogger but rather someone who is confused looking for answers.


  8. 8 hiscrivener August 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    ST, I totally feel you.

    My point – albeit not that salient it appears – was your post is a message all in itself. Although it seems the muscle of the Gospel is found in the megachurch, the backbone of the Gospel has always been the old rugged cross and rusty old steeple church in the community.

    That’s where you can find people who genuinely love the Lord. How do you know? No, not by the messages being preached, but by the saints walking up to the altar for prayer. They aren’t there to be seen by man, but rather to be heard from God.

    And an unashamed outreach, unfettered Gospel and unblemished Word of God is something I could preach about daily. You want real change? You can find it there, most of the time.

    Hope that clears it up, brother. I got your back.


  9. 9 speaking truth August 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    We’re certainly on the same page hiscrivener, and I understood your point. In fact, I used your point to show how off base Church, Inc. is today. We agree – the “grandmama’s church” that the pimps try so hard to escape from was the backbone of the community and the place that you could come to get fed (spiritually and physically). The clubs we see today are nothing more than glorified sports arenas that serve as monuments to the shallow men and women who have commissioned them.

    Most pimps drive from their suburban homes to their colossal suburban clubs to play church, then climb back into their luxury cars to return to their gated communities. Meanwhile, this kid in the video is hanging out at the pier and his destiny is altered by a guy who introduces him to The Christ.

    Keep praying, brother…

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