‘Ministering in Changing Circumstances’ – David Karoon

23 Nov

‘Ministering in Changing Circumstances’ – Sermon clip from David Karoon (4 Min):

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Transcript:

“I hope the in the Stornoway RP Church you and I are not conservatives and traditionalists; those who worship the past because it is the past. Neither is we liberals; because be worship the present… we seek to be biblical Christians, we seek to be a biblical church. One that recognises that we are placed in such a time as this,  that we are placed in this place in order to speak with the voice of the prophets to a generation that is degenerate and on its way to a eternal death.

And it seems to me that the conservative church refuses to be sensitive to the changes in the culture in which we are placed.

Sometimes we refuse to be sensitive because we are ignorant of the changes… but sometimes it isn’t just ignorance. It is sheer arrogance, we think that we know everything; we assume that we have a monopoly of truth, and we are determined to pursue the path of the past.

The Apostle was not like that. He knew the changing circumstances, he was aware of the changing context and wherever God placed him, whatever restrictions the sovereign had placed upon him, the apostle Paul sought to continue his ministery within that changing context.

This is the problem with us as human beings; we are people of extremes, we are either completely insensitive to the changes or we are hyper-sensitive to the changes. The traditionalists & conservatives in the church are completely insensitive to changes that are taking place in our society. The liberals on the other hand are hyper-sensitive to the changes, and so they want the gospel to change, they want the church to change; they want everything to change in order to fit in with the prevailing culture of that day.

We are neither conservatives worshiping the past neither are we liberals worshiping that the feet of the present. We are biblical Christians worshiping at the feet of the triune God; father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

– David Karoon (Full Audio)

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