William Simpson's Blog

February 7, 2011

Many Church Pastors Are Gospel Ignorant

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 2:34 PM

My name is William Simpson. Husband to Shannon. Author of the book: “Living In The Hope Of My Imagination”. My book is a novel that narrates the moral decline of American culture. I address what the federal government has done through judicial activism, special interests and education, over my life time, to bring us to where we are now currently facing fascism and socialism, being the fundamental transformation the Obama administration has in mind for the American people, all because of what many Christian pastors have not done, which has allowed all of this to happen.

I have recently been asked by several people to teach a small-group Bible study. Which is something that I am respectfully fearful of doing, because of the accountability this will bring upon me before my GOD, and those of whom GOD will have me to teach.

I am, like many people I know, frustrated with what presents itself as evangelical Christianity today. Weak, compromised and outright unbiblical teachings have, for many decades now, done great harm to the true Christian witness, not only in America, but the world over.

My question to the Somerset community: Are you hungry for GOD, and for the truth of His Gospel? I know that you are not being fed the meat of GODs Word. “When the Gospel that is preached, ceases to offend the hearer, it has ceased to be the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Calloused minds and hardness of heart is evidence of weak preaching.

My wife and I are new to Somerset, KY. There are many churches in the area, several of which, I have sat through the Sunday morning/evening and Wednesday evening services, and left wanting, and regretting the fact that I had wasted my time. Sermons, that were taught by men and women, who, though they may have attended “Cemetery Training School”, or are self-appointed to the positions they have, are void of the knowledge of the only truth that has within itself the power to transform a life.

These people do not teach a biblical exposition of sola Scriptura, with the intent of the revealed Word being communicated exactly as GOD gave it. Which is to be preached by men ordained by GOD, precisely as it was delivered to the prophets of old, taught by Jesus, and the New Testament Apostles, without the message being altered.
Instead, what we hear is humanism, cloaked within the shroud of Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Catholic, Independent and Word of Faith doctrines, and even a smattering of Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons, offering their misguided opinions to the already confused community of churched congregants.

Enough! I can only imagine just how frustrated GOD is with humanity, and of the flaunting of their sin in the face of GOD, with no regard to the consequence of their sin. But even more, the anger that God must feel towards those who stand in the pulpits of our community’s churches, and talk of nothing more than cute stories to tickle emotions, health, wealth and self-esteem, and never dare offend their congregations, for fear of loosing the tithes and offerings these people give.
People are living and dying, without having been told about the true message of the Gospel. And as to the cost these people must now pay, because they have died in sin and are eternally separated from GOD, GOD weps…

I want what every person who is truly born-again longs for. An understanding of who GOD really is, and what I must do to live my life in a way that brings glory to GOD, and being used by GOD to lead people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
If this is what you desire, please let me know. This community has great need for a local body of believers to show to them the true Christian witness. A ministry that teaches uncompromised biblical truth, and people who are willing to reach out to the community with no thought given to self-sacrifice.

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:1-4

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-35

The Christians call is a journey into the unknown, that guarantees brokenness, and in the end, the eternal joy of discovering the awesome depths of the greatness of creations GOD, with those whom your life’s witness has touched… Follow me, as I follow Christ.

1 Comment »

  1. Hello William. We could not be more in agreement, and likemindedness. My wife and I have the same dilemma in our community. We have been wooed by GOD to begin a Bible Study and God has provided another believer in need of sound doctrine, who has been on milk for years, and cannot find the full counsel of God anywhere in the hundreds of “churches” in our county. Just wanted to let you know to pray and wait on God. Pray for Him to send you and have those sent to you that need sound doctrine and true teaching of Scripture as revealed by the unction, revealing, and annointing of the Holy Ghost. Pray, and believe, nothing doubting, and God will be Faithful. If we ask anything, that He may be glorified from, and His Will be accomplished, He will give. It all reflects the desire for which we pray for it. Love in Christ!

    Comment by Jonathan Bailey — September 25, 2012 @ 10:13 PM | Reply

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