Of Shepherds, and their Glorious Qualifications

I know I must pay attention to this! Thank You Father.

Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation

Taken from, True and False Shepherds
Written by Thomas Scott
Adapted from The Protestant Pulpit
Hosted by, Timothy Williams
Edited for thought and sense.

shepherd1All true pastors enter into the church through Christ…

…to exercise their function.

  1. They believe in him for their own salvation, and
  2. receive from him those peculiar dispositions and endowments, which fit them for their work. and
  3. aim to glorify him and to do good to souls;
  4. preferring this service to more creditable and lucrative employments,
  5. and prepared to suffer hardship of every kind in performing it. 

Thus they ” enter by the Door into the sheepfold”.

But all, who intrude into the pastoral office without these views, dispositions, and purposes…

…which are so many credentials from Christ, to show that he has sent the man who possesses them;

  1. ”climb up by some other way;”
  2. perverting human appointments, though good in themselves, and
  3. even divine institutions, in

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The blog site is up and running. Please feel free to visit if you want to know the Lord. I treasure His Scriptures and pray you do, also. I've been a Christian since October 2009. The Lord saved me that month and has led me through many things in life. The one thing I adore Him for is bringing me the Light of Salvation and for forgiving me my wickedness.
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