The Whole Counsel of God #563

26  Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27  For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. (Acts 20:26–27, NKJV)

God holds preachers responsible for what they preach – and for what they do not preach. The apostle Paul was innocent of contributing to the sins of others because he was bold to declare to them all of God’s plans and intentions. He did not hold back anything through fear or favor of men. He did not hesitate or avoid announcing the messages his audiences needed to hear. Does your preacher declare “the whole counsel of God”? Or, does he refuse to address certain Bible subjects? Furthermore, do you want to hear everything God’s word teaches, even when it rebukes you of sin? Or, are there some Bible subjects you do not want the preacher to preach? Insist upon preaching that proclaims the whole counsel of God. Your soul, and the soul do your preacher, rests in the balance.

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