Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Acts 13:5 (KJV) Just Because You Can

Acts 13:5 (KJV)
And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
It was Barnabas and Saul who were called but it was not just those two who went; they had also John to their minister.
Sometimes I think we read too much into certain pieces of the Bible. I have heard people criticize someone in the ministry because they didn’t feel their “call” was sufficient. John went with them and apparently had no call. Some are far too particular about church lineage. I believe churches plant churches and that the chain of churches planting churches traces all the way back to Christ. However, to claim that a certain Baptist church is not a true church because you are not satisfied with their particular chain is egotistical, arrogant and wrong. The Bible teaches some things in principle that can be carried out in spirit but not letter.
On the other hand, Mark did turn out to be a problem:
  • He quit before the job was done
  • He no doubt hindered the work by quitting and
  • He created disunity between Paul and Barnabas
There are some things that are not expressly allowed in the Bible that are not expressly forbidden. However, to do something just because it can be done  leaves one without clear, biblical guidelines and opens the door for contention, disunity and hindrance in the work of God.

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Acts 13:5 (KJV) Just Because You Can

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