Beware of Becoming What You Intend to Rebuke


 

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matt 7: 15-20) NIV

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (Gal 5: 19-26) NIV

 

Where is the ferocity being displayed in this video?

Who is making an unfulfilled “prophetic” claim of judgement? (Note: Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead instantly)

How (and by whom) are the fruit of the Spirit being displayed, compared to the “acts of the flesh”?

Note, the video seems to have been proudly posted by the rebuker or his followers.

Does “Brother Terry” never consider how different things could be if the time and effort spent picketing events and rebuking others (something NOT commanded by the Lord) was put into something the Lord actually DID command – such as preaching the gospel and healing the sick, delivering those under demonic influence?

Beware of becoming what you intend to rebuke.

1 thought on “Beware of Becoming What You Intend to Rebuke

  1. Gloria advised me to block comments from one contributor after some disappointing comments made in recent weeks. That person has tried to post a comment on this topic, and has also contacted me via email regarding the comment she wanted to make.

    The basic issue she wanted to raise was that the organisers of the conference where Robby Dawkins was preaching had called the police against “brother Terry” in contradiction of 1 Cor 6 about taking a brother to face judgement by the world’s law.
    That apparently showed an absence of love.

    Firstly, we don’t know who called the police. It could have been the venue managers, not the event organisers.
    Secondly community Police are NOT the judicial system. They are more like the governing authorities appointed by God as per Romans13: 1-5.
    Thirdly, it is well within the rights of the conference holders to hold their event in a hired venue without it being disrupted by hostile picketers, (who were clearly allowed to continue their opposition OUTSIDE the venue.

    A reference was also made that by allegedly calling the police, the conference organisers were infringing the “freedom of speech” of “brother Terry” and his picketers.
    I’m not sure where anyone would get the idea that God is behind the American constitutional right to freedom of speech – but even so, I suspect even American law does not sanction the potential invasion of a privately owned venue by people wanting to disrupt an event being held within that venue by an organisation paying to use their facilities.

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