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Gates Without Fences

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Gates Without Fences

 

A gate without a fence is like having standards in a church without enforcement. Some preachers say that they preach holiness and that they preach against sin, but they never name the sin nor enforce what they preach.

They brag about having a gate. They point at their gate. They might even decorate their little gate. But since there is no fence attached, the people feel they can live for God without any restrictions. Dress like they want. Go where they want. Watch what they want. Do what they want. Live like they want. They easily wander toward whatever worldly thing attracts them… Seemingly without consequence from their leadership.

Fences are built to keep the unwanted out. Fences are necessary for living Godly in an Ungodly World. Why wouldn’t you want a fence?

Advice from an old man? If you choose to put up a gate, make sure you include a good fence.

If you don’t, you will never be taken seriously as a man of God. You will have nothing but a congregation of world-minded members who are comfortable being carnal.

If a pastor is afraid to enforce doctrine and enforce separation from the world, because he may lose some of his members.  He is not much more than a hireling in God’s Eyes. He is not pleasing to God. His congregation is trying to survive spiritually on pop-psychology type sermons and may be lost. They sing and preach about a Holy God, without wanting to be Holy themselves.

They Brag about their Gate.  But, they don’t have a Fence!

(If You’re Serious About Being Saved. Make Sure You Have A Fence Around You For Protection.)

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm

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  1. Always awesome and always disappoint. We love you brother Ballestero

    牧师 RD Frazier: 1 Peter 4:11

    September 12, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    • Lol :);
      Sorry I was using speech to text. I meant always to the point not disappoint LOL
      I’m just gonna blame COVID-19 because everybody else uses it also LOL
      牧师 RD Frazier: 1 Peter 4:11

      牧师 RD Frazier: 1 Peter 4:11

      September 12, 2020 at 11:29 pm

  2. Thank you Pastor Ballestero for preaching truth,sometimes we are concerned what people think and not the Lord .You spoke truth and you definitely put Jesus first.

    Shelley Wright

    September 13, 2020 at 8:09 am

  3. Thank you sir for a voice of truth in an untruthful world.

    Winston C Roach

    September 13, 2020 at 9:59 am

  4. Thank you for this elder. I’m preparing this morning and needed to read every word!

    J.A. Perez

    September 13, 2020 at 11:47 am

  5. Thank you Bro. Ballestero for standing strong and preaching the word that we heard years ago from the elders. God bless you!

    Elaine Fromer

    September 13, 2020 at 5:09 pm

  6. So true! I wrote a book about the Oneness Pentecostal movement and everyone love my book but the last 30 pages. I wrote (all researched based) that if we lose this holiness message we are just another church out there. I heard my pastor, Grover Myers, say that in the last days the Charismatic Movement would start baptizing in the name of Jesus Christ but if they never accepted the holiness doctrine they weren’t in the bride of Christ. When the Assembly of God let go of their holiness standards, today many AOG believe you do not have to have the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues. When we lose holiness the church loses revelation.

    Joseph Streeval

    September 13, 2020 at 7:12 pm

  7. Thank you, Elder! Some churches are like a gated community that has just a pretty point of entry. Reminds me of such a place that brags about being a “gated community” but there are several roads leading in and out of this subdivision with no gate or fence.

    Brent Crosswhte

    October 4, 2020 at 6:26 pm


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