Be careful what you say about others…

I recommend never speaking negatively about another pastor or minister. I go with the old satalkying – “if you don’t have anything nice to say… don’t say anything at all.” Nobody is perfect! On this side of heaven we know in part and we prophesy in part. Check this out: There are over 30,000 denominations!! Yikes!! And guess what? They all think they are right!!

Pastors and ministers will teach what they know. That’s all they can do right? Look at this passage:

Acts 18:23-26 (NKJV): 23 “After he had spent some time there, he departed and went over the region of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples. 24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.” 26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.”

Apollos didn’t know some things. He wasn’t rebuked. Instead those who were more knowledgeable “took him aside” and explained things. You see, it’s not that he was wrong or a false prophet… He didn’t know what he didn’t know.

If someone is in error and you have seen it first hand knowledge (not by video, or someone else wrote about it) then there is a biblical way to handle things. First thing you do is pray for them. Then if it is still on your heart, go to them. If you don’t know them personally, I would recommend praying and asking God to send someone whom they can receive correction.

Here are a few scriptures to look at:
Deuteronomy 19:15-21, Psalm 15, Proverbs 25, Matthew 18, 1 Tim 5.

All throughout the Bible there are examples of how God dealt with those that rose up and spoke against God’s man. Let’s not be one of them… the consequences are harsh 🙂

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