15. It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.” (Philippians 1:18)
From the day I began to understand what life is all about until now, I’ve heard lots and lots of stories regarding churches; I’ve heard the positive and negative ones. Stories of men of God (as they are called) embezzling church monies, indulging in sexual immorality, mixing up juju magic to perform false miracles, and many more.
Likewise I’ve heard stories of other men of God helping their church members, comforting them, remaining firm on the truth of gospel of Christ without any dilution.
When you look at these two different group of men of God; the good and the bad ones, you’ll get to a point when you won’t be able to find better words to justify their actions.
However one thing these two have in common is that they are preaching Christ!
Alleluia! Praise God for this!
You read the verses above this post and you’ll agree with Apostle Paul that these two group of men of God, are at liberty to preaching Christ. Their motives may be different but what is important is Christ is being preached by them.
Do you know that sinner gets saved through the preaching of a false preacher who is preaching Christ based on his own interior motive?
I am not the one to judge any man. Only God has the power and the authority to declare judgement on any one. This is not to say that we should not condemn evil acts but we must simply continue to rejoice, just like Apostle Paul, with all our hearts that Christ is being preacher all over the world.
Whatever the motives behind every man of God for preacher, it is God who has the final say. May the name of the Lord be praised forever and ever, amen. May Christ live on for eternity in our lives, in Jesus mighty name, amen.