2019 CGAC National Youth Conference

Though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food” (Hebrews 5:12). Warren Wiersbe once heard a preacher announce, “I didn’t never go to school! I’m just a igerant Christian, and I’m glad I is.” Dr. Wiersbe countered, “A man does not have to go to school to gain spiritual intelligence; but neither should he magnify his ‘igerance.’” Spiritual knowledge is available to all who will open God’s word and sit before the feet of the Savior. But, we hasten to add, it does not happen in a few minutes. We do not take a pill for spiritual maturity and godly knowledge. It’s more the result of what has been called “a long obedience in the same direction.” “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” commanded the Apostle Peter (2 Peter 3:18). We are commanded not to be ignorant. I’m remembering a Groucho Marx radio show of the 1940s which spoofed the other radio quiz shows. It Pays To Be Ignorant dealt with such profound questions as “Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?” and “What color is the White House?” The panelists didn’t have a clue, of course. It was all done for laughs. As an eight-year-old, I loved it. There is a segment of Christianity, small and diminishing I would hope, that prizes the uneducated and unlearned in its clergy. They go for style (bombast) and energy in preaching, not for content and certainly not for Truth. Let the pastor try to introduce a thought-provoking bit of teaching and he loses his audience. I’ve preached in those churches and speak from experience. But if it’s loud and negative, the ‘amens’ will come at him from every direction. There is another kind of spiritual ignorance, however, loose in the land, that poses a far greater threat to the work of God’s people. Here is some we have seen…. –We have seen pastors preaching their opinions and stories they have picked up like cockleburs in a meadow,, but nothing they discovered from studying Scripture or received from the Holy Spirit. And, as Jeremiah once said about something similar, “And my people like to have it so” (Jer. 5:31). As God said to Jeremiah about the false preachers of his day, “They speak a vision of their own heart” and “I am against the prophets who steal my words from his neighbor” (Jeremiah 23:16,30). No one should preach who has not been called by the living God and then stayed in the Word until he learned how to heard God’s voice from Holy Scripture. –We have Sunday School teachers spreading ignorance and heresy with no accountability. If the pastor were heard saying the things being uttered in some of those classes, he would soon be out of a job. And yet, because the speaker is a layperson, no one does anything. My wife heard a Sunday School teacher say to a women’s class, “I hate the Apostle Paul. I hate him. He was an evil man.”

 

Christ Gospel Apostolic Church

 2019 National Youth Conference.

Theme: Renewed Youth.

Date: August, 20th-24th 2019.

Venue: C.G.A.C. Camp . Ground (Solution Centre)

Kilometer 18, Oyo – Ibadan Express way, Akinyele L.G. Iroko City, Oyo State . Nigeria

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