Jesus Christ Himself saved me as a young adult. He taught me the beauty and glory of His Word. He taught me that His Word divides believers from unbelievers by doctrine and practice. Two times He has called me to stand up for His truth, the Bible. I will continue to obey His calling until He calls me to glory as I pass from this Earth to Heaven, or He comes again from Heaven.
I wanted to share Scripture that the Lord encouraged me supports this ministry of His Word to my brothers and sisters, that He has given me.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ–16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes the growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16
I have been equipped by the teaching of the apostles, the prophets, and godly pastors, teachers and evangelists who love God, His Son and His Word, to minister to my brothers and sisters in the Lord the word of God for the edifying of the body of Christ, for the purpose of unity in the faith, being filled with all the fullness of Christ, so that we reject any and all false teaching so that we who love Christ Jesus can be encouraged to work for the growth of His body for further edification in love. Praise God for His mercy and grace given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. God bless you:)