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By: Jim P.

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 22:51:47 +0000

Monk wrote: "What Iâ€(image) m going to say to anyone listening is that I see little evidence that great learning or correct doctrine produces Christ-like people. It may, and it certainly has a part to play that canâ€(image) t be eliminated." I agree. The Holy Spirit produces "Christ like people" and even then we must keep in mind that we are all sinners! What that "mountain" pastor showed you that day was a person comitted to their vocation. He could have been a veritable "Einstein" theologically speaking and still showed the fruits of the Spirit and that is what is sort of confusing about your article. Sanctification isn't about what we do; rather, it is about what God does through us. As sinners we are going to fail miserably on a daily basis. People are going to catch us on our "bad days". You caught this pastor in one of his "good" moments. But, if you felt ministered to, it was the Holy Spirit at work and not that pastor, and not you. Remember, God can speak through a donkey (Jack Ass) if He so chooses. Indeed, there are no "two sides of the coin" here. There is only one side of the coin and that is the work of God in our lives. Anything we do that we might feel makes us "better" are just filthy rags in the site of a Holy God who demands perfection. Christ is our perfection! We can thank God for the pastor "Walters" of the world, but let's also remember that all glory goes to God! I am sure "Pastor Walter" would want God to recieve all the praise for that day whilst assuring us all that he is a poor sinner in need of God's daily unmerited grace and mercy.