“Why Don't You Defend Yourself Against Critics?”
By David J. Stewart | February 2018
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
A sincere faithful web visitor wrote to me recently, and she asked why I don't defend myself against critics.
Thank you for your continued interest in my website ministry.
Anyone who takes a stand for God will have enemies (2nd Timothy 3:12). Jesus Himself had many critics, who said the most awful things about Him. Even today 2,000 years later people still deny Christ's deity, call Him an adulterer, a bastard, a deceiver, et cetera. If they will say that about the sinless Lamb of God, then they are certainly going to attack believers (and were not perfect)...
I stopped caring what my critics say a long time ago, for a few reasons:
First, I cannot stop them and the Lord said it would happen (John 15:19).
Second, God fights my battles (Matthew 25:40).
Third, it's really Jesus that they hate (John 7:7).
Fourth, criticism earns me rewards (Matthew 5:12).
Fifth, my friends won't care what my enemies say and my enemies won't care what I say.
Thank you for allowing my website ministry to be a part of your life, I don't take it lightly.
Psalms 90:9b and 12, "...we spend our years as a tale that is told. ... So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
Ephesians 3:19, "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."
Have a good day,
I started my online ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ, by God's grace, back in 2002. I have been doing this long enough now to start clipping coupons, so to speak. I have received letters from men who were saved, and now pastoring churches, as a direct result of this ministry. I have received countless letters from people who said they once hated me years ago, thinking I was a nut, but a seed was planted after visiting my website, and now they are saved and grateful for THE TRUTH! Amen and amen! I always give God ALL the due praise, credit and glory. HEAR YE HIM!
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