Reformed Baptist Fellowship

“Who told you …?” And other fearful questions

In Reformed Baptist Fellowship on November 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

Adam, when he had just sinned in the garden, was afraid when God confronted him with the question “Who told you that you were naked?”

No doubt he did not expect that question.  Now, suddenly the whole dreadful confrontation shifted to matters of epistemology and authority.

So it has been ever since that men, who seek to justify their deviations from dependence upon the Word of God as their sole sufficient rule of faith and practice, fail to take into consideration what answer they will give to Him who asks for an accounting of their stewardship.

Ministers of the New Covenant ought to give forethought to the Day of Questioning as they lead their churches.  We will receive a “stricter judgment” and without doubt, how we led the Lord’s people will be a matter of questioning.  “When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this from your hand?” is a fearful question indeed.  Surely it will not do to reply “the worship team which was given me; they thought that one up!”

Oh that ministers today would rethink what it is they are doing!  Would that we all would look afresh at the worship and service that we bring on the Lord’s Day to see if there be any deviation from the revealed will of the Head of that body, His Church.  Two very prominent personages of the Old Covenant were asked the fearful question “Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”

God grant us all this necessary fear of speaking and doing against Revelation of Jesus Christ as regards His Church.

Bob Brown
Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville
  1. There is always something to think about when it comes to serving the Lord. No minister can ever fully measure up to Jesus but He should be their guide. I’m blessed with a minister who is caring, compassionate and loves to teach. We are blessed by his messages, his warmth and his council. I attend Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Ontario and so thankful God led me there.

  2. It is a fearful thing indeed dear Pastor to add to or take away from the things our generous GOD and Father has given us. Just as in the garden so in Christ and His Church we have been given all we need to delight in and know sweet fellowship with our Triune GOD. In 1 Chronicles 29:1 it says”because the temple is not for man but for the LORD our GOD” I fear GODS pattern is not pleasing enough for the fleshly ways of men even redeemed men when we fail to believe GODS WORD and walk by Faith and not sight. In our circles we blast ROME for all its add ons but many Evangelical Churches are more adorned with the world than ROME or other apostate bodies. May we return to our first love Christ and find our all in Him who should be our eternal portion. What He requires let us bring and His smile we will have.

  3. These are words worth giving thought to. You do a great job of highlighting the weight that the shepherds have regarding their responsibility to give an account.Reading this encourages me to pray more for those in leadership in the church. Especially my own pastors. I too am blessed to be a part of a church that humbly approaches this subject. I attend Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg MD. One of our pastors, Bob Kauflin, takes the issue of worship very seriously and seeks the wisdom of the scripture to guide him as he leads us. For this I am very grateful yet I know he would likely admit his need for prayer as he leads God’s people.

    Good words, not just for pastors but for those in the pew to pray for these men of God. Thanks

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