False professors solemnly warned
“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.” Philippians 3:18,19
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The apostle was a very honest pastor—when he marked anything amiss in his people, he did not blush to tell them; he was not like your modern minister, whose pride is that he never was personal in his life, and who thus glories in his shame, for had he been honest, he would have been personal, for he would have dealt out the truth of God without deceitfulness, and would have reproved men sharply, that they might be sound in the faith.
“I tell you,” says Paul, “because it concerns you.”
Paul was very honest; he did not flinch from telling the whole truth, and telling it often too, though some might think that once from the lip of Paul would be of more effect than a hundred times from any one else.
“I have told you often,” says he, “and I tell you yet again that there are some who are the enemies of the cross of Christ.”
And while faithful, you will notice that the apostle was, as every true minister should be, extremely affectionate.
He could not bear to think that any members of the churches under his care should swerve from the truth, he wept while he denounced them; he did not know how to wield the thunderbolt with a tearless eye; he did not know how to pronounce the threatening of God with a dry and husky voice.
No; while he spoke terrible things the tear was in his eye, and when he reproved sharply, his heart beat was so high with love, that those who heard him denounce so solemnly, were yet convinced that his harshest words were dictated by affection.
“I have told you often, and I tell you, even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.”
What effect do you have upon your pastor
Sermon no. 102
4 August (Preached 24 August 1856)
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