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In the 1995 book The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission, the author says pastors need to learn to recognize a “wave of God’s Spirit and ride it” or “catch a spiritual wave of growth.”  In stating his pragmatic, unscriptural advice, he also states to “never criticize what God is blessing.”

Charles SpurgeonYou cannot read the New Testament epistles without confronting these pragmatic wisdom pieces, nor can you read Spurgeon without a criticism of said advice.

Be ye not carried about by every wind of doctrine.  Give not heed to every schismatic who would lead you aside.  Hold fast by the oracles of the Most High.  Ye know what ye have been taught, and whereunto ye have been built up.  ‘Be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”  Whatever may happen to dominations, whatever divisions we may live to see, let it be known still that for God and His truth we are prepared to hold our ground, at any expense or at any risk.

Don’t catch a wave…be unmovable.

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