Where are the “preachers of righteousness” today that Peter esteemed so highly in his day? (2 Peter 2:5) Where is balanced ministry, that touches a person at their TRUE points of need — rather than simply feeds the carnal nature of unsaved masses in order to appeal to their wallets?
There is much concern today about the sheer numbers falling away from the Christian faith as they “give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4). It seems as if God is truly using heretics for His purposes to:
- Purge the church,
- Reveal true preachers of righteousness,
- And to punish those who “love and believe a lie” with their own lust for error.
You can find the rest of Rich Vermillion’s article HERE