True Holiness Preaching, Parts 1, 2 and 3
Holiness preaching is best exemplified by the various sermons recorded in the Bible, especially in the Gospels and the Book Of Acts. The most powerful holiness preacher who ever lived was the Lord Jesus. Everything Jesus of Nazareth did was perfect, including his teachings on every single subject. He is the ultimate example of how to act, preach and teach. How sad it is that some who desire to preach holiness have somehow been deceived by reading fallible and errant men like John Wesley, Charles Finney and others to learn about holiness preaching and/or revival and pattern themselves after them. Some of the same have been duped by the so-called moral government theology. The Bible teaches a conditional security for the believer in Christ. The well-known and exalted preachers of the past or present are not the standard for anything, especially if they are Calvinists like Paul Washer or the cigar-smoking Charles Spurgeon! The Bible alone is final authority (2 Tim. 3:16,17) and will show us all what to preach and believe on any subject, including holiness preaching. That message will lead to true converts to Christianity. Hence, it is a wise man who will cleave to the Scriptures alone and allow them to direct what is right or wrong and set the example in holiness preaching, etc. The preacher is to preach the Word (2 Tim. 4:2) and the teacher's judgment will be more strict (James 3:1), so this is very serious. It is not good to have zeal without knowledge (Prov. 19:2).
The greatest threat to holiness is the doctrine of once saved always saved (also known as eternal security or the perseverance of the saints)! That rampant license to sin and heresy has been exalted to the pinnacle of importance by various false teachers of our day, while it is actually another gospel and doctrine of demons. Such wolves, among other things, actually teach that when King David sinned he retained his salvation in his adultery and murder! In fact, some who claim to teach holiness in our widespread apostasy, actually teach that too and/or promote others who do! Spiritual treason is rampant. Be on your guard and learn the acid test question to detect a license for immorality teacher. By the way, the Lord Jesus did NOT teach eternal security.
Since the Lord Jesus, God in the flesh, personally endorsed John the Baptist as the greatest born of women (Mt. 11:11), then he is the number two most important holiness preacher of all time. It may shock some to know that both the Lord Jesus and his forerunner (John the Baptist) preached identical messages:Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Mat 7:19)... Every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. (Mat 3:10)Real holiness preaching will boldly denounce sin and call sinners to repentance, as clearly shown by the Lord Jesus and John. Their frequent mention of the fire of hell is also noteworthy, especially in our Catholic compromising era where the so-called spiritual leaders don't readily mention anything as negative as the reality of hell. Again, to recognize true holiness preaching, focus on the Bible alone and draw all conclusions from it to be safe and informed.
Finally, true holiness preaching and revival begins with the truth of God's word and will result with deep sorrow and turning away from sin. King Josiah is a prime example of that and no one had to preach to him! He just heard God's word read. To hear an audio sermon on this, click Josiah. (The Bible does not teach any laughing revival, as some think.) Remember: It is HOLINESS OR HELL.
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