Woe is Unto Me if I Preach Not the Gospel…

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Woe is Unto Me if I Preach Not the Gospel

16 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission (NRSV 1 Corinthians 9:16-17).

Note the term “woe” is found numerous times in both Testaments. This is a favorite expression of the prophets when announcing God’s judgment upon nations, cities, or individuals. Woe, is frequently used by our Lord in crying out against the sinners and errorists among the Jews. We find that Matt useses this warning 7 times in Matt 23.

The Apostle Paul realizes the urgency, and the seriousness of the call to proclaim, Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our eternal salvation.

Our world and the church need far more than a sweet sharing of religious platitudes. Paul said, “Woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.” He understands that he must Preach ONLY the Gospel. To escape the woe of God, Paul knew it was not enough to preach any message he might choose. Paul understands, that he can not proclaim his own opinion- rather he is called to speak for God., and Gid alone.

Those who preach a changed and perverted gospel have the damnation of God resting on them (Gal 1:7-9).

It doesn’t matter, if we understand, the full greatness of God, or all of the small pieces of God’s Word; tragedy is compounded in that those who follow such blind guides will be led to eternal destruction with them- Matt 15:14. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

We must realize, that, We must preach ONLY the gospel because IT ALONE is: ? the power of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16). ? the means by which we are begotten of God (1 Cor 4:15).

We must not water down the gospel in any way. These truths and many others demand absolute purity in the gospel message.

Some of our so-called preachers, seem to be far more enamored with wild, infidelic guesses of skeptical theologians than with what the Bible teaches.

Some get caught up in the “grow-at-any-cost” fads.

Yet, I proclaim along with the Apostle Paul: “woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”

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16 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission (NRSV 1 Corinthians 9:16-17).

Note the term “woe” is found numerous times in both Testaments. This is a favorite expression of the prophets when announcing God’s judgment upon nations, cities, or individuals. Woe, is frequently used by our Lord in crying out against the sinners and errorists among the Jews. We find that Matt useses this warning 7 times in Matt 23.

The Apostle Paul realizes the urgency, and the seriousness of the call to proclaim, Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our eternal salvation.

Our world and the church need far more than a sweet sharing of religious platitudes. Paul said, “Woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.” He understands that he must Preach ONLY the Gospel. To escape the woe of God, Paul knew it was not enough to preach any message he might choose. Paul understands, that he can not proclaim his own opinion- rather he is called to speak for God., and Gid alone.

Those who preach a changed and perverted gospel have the damnation of God resting on them (Gal 1:7-9).

It doesn’t matter, if we understand, the full greatness of God, or all of the small pieces of God’s Word; tragedy is compounded in that those who follow such blind guides will be led to eternal destruction with them- Matt 15:14. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

We must realize, that, We must preach ONLY the gospel because IT ALONE is: ? the power of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16). ? the means by which we are begotten of God (1 Cor 4:15).

We must not water down the gospel in any way. These truths and many others demand absolute purity in the gospel message.

Some of our so-called preachers, seem to be far more enamored with wild, infidelic guesses of skeptical theologians than with what the Bible teaches.

Some get caught up in the “grow-at-any-cost” fads.

Yet, I proclaim along with the Apostle Paul: “woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”” />

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