(What Does The Bible Teach About Pastors?)
Part 6: Paul Was Duty Bound To Preach?
Peace be unto you. There is a great distinction between the Apostles of the New Testament and those in the ministry today. Did God render a unique service upon Paul and his Brethren? How do we know who God called today?
Peace and Love, Carl Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 5 April 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Beloved our discussion continues an extension from our primary scripture taken from Deuteronomy 18: 1. As we explore the duties of the Priests we have been taken into the New Testament. Thus we see that there are many parallels between the Priest of the Old Testament and the Preachers/Pastors, of the New Testament. However our greatest challenge is to see what God has inspired the writers of the Old and New to reveal to sustain us in our journey.
At this place Paul established precedents for the mood and attitude of Preachers throughout time. We now turn back to 1 Corinthians 9.
1 Corinthians 9: 16. “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.
Paul writes that regardless of the circumstances he has a duty to preach the Gospel. He further reveals else the woe or condemnation of the Lord would be on him. In the Book of Acts we see the calling of the Lord upon Saul (Paul).
Acts 9: 15. “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and children of Israel.”
At this place the Bible reveals that the Lord chose Saul (Paul) to declare the Gospel among the Jews and Gentiles. In the Book of Romans we again see that Paul was duty bound.
Romans 1: 14. “I am a debtor both to the Greek, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.”
To be in doubt to another means an obligation. Paul means they had an obligation to preach the Gospel to the various people mentioned in this verse. What is the obligation of the Preachers today? Does the FreedomJournal have an obligation?
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