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For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 
(1Peter 4:17)

Why are church leaders silent and not speaking out against domestic violence? Is it fear that makes them mute, or are they ill equipped to handle such volatile situations?  If it is fear that causes a blind eye, and a deaf ear, what is the foundation of the fear? Are preachers afraid of not having the right words to impart to the abused? Or are they afraid of the abusers themselves?

In either case, preachers are entrusted with the very words that God Himself has spoken. The Apostle Paul admonishes Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:1 to “preach the word.” He says this:

 “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”


The charge: “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”

What does this mean? Preaching is a minister’s business. They are not to preach notions or fancies of their own minds, rather, the pure, undiluted, plain word of God. They must tell people of their faults, being blameless themselves, and bring those at fault to repentance. This charge involves encouraging the flock with great patience and careful instruction. As God deals with us with great patience, so should our church leaders, teaching from a rational mind with careful instruction.

I pray that church leaders will take heed to this charge,  fear no man, reprove, rebuke, and exhort and so fulfill their ministry unto God and our Lord. This charge was given to Timothy in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who are ever present in the affairs of mankind. Timothy is reminded that Jesus Christ will someday judge both the living and the dead.


As we survey Christianity today, we can see that people no longer endure sound doctrine:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”

Even so, what is the charge? “Preach the word!” If only preachers would “Preach the word!” The power of the pure gospel would change lives, and mend our broken homes. We need church leaders who have renewed their vow of courage to “Preach the word!” Even if their church members who cannot endure “sound doctrine” leave their congregation, so be it. God will replace them with those who are crying out for truth.


"Preach the word" my Brothers! Call domestic violence what God calls it, SIN! Preach repentance of this awful wrong, and encourage the abusers to see the error of their ways. Help the violent through the preaching of sound doctrine to renew their minds and hearts towards their loved ones. 

Oh Lord, let the brave Timothy’s of today stand up and “Preach the word!” Help them to “fight the good fight”, “finish the course,” and "keep the faith".


The Glory is yours Father, Amen.




Hebrews 13:6 




"Judgment to begin with the family of God..."

1Peter 4:17

Thus says the Lord of hosts, behold, evil is going forth from nation to nation, and a great storm is being stirred up from the remotest parts of the earth."

Wail, you shepherds, and cry;
and wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and your dispersions have come, and you will fall like a choice vessel.

Flight will perish from the shepherds,
and escape from the masters of the flock.
Hear the sound of the cry of the shepherds,
and the wailing for the masters of the flock!

For the Lord is destroying their pasture,
and the peaceful folds are made silent
because of the fierce anger of the Lord.
For their land has become a horror
because of the fierceness of the oppressing sword and because of His fierce anger."

Jeremiah 25:32-38



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