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GRACE GENERATION BIBLE MISSION …………………………………………………………… SUNDAY SCHOOL OUTLINE

THEME: CHRISTIAN SEPARATION TOPIC: THE EXCUSES THE MODERNISTS GIVE FOR DISOBEYING GOD‟S COMMANDS M/V: “I marvel that you are soon removed from Him that called you into

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the grace of Christ unto another gospel” (Gal. 1:6).

INTRODUCTION: Last Sunday, we treated the third argument of the modernists, that God’s blessing in great crowd, popularity and great converts are prove that they are pleasing God. Today, we want to consider their fourth argument which says, “Touch not mine anointed”. One of the blessed truths is that God takes care of His anointed preachers. So modernists say that we should never criticize any man whom God uses by quoting (Psalm 105:14, 15). I. WHAT IS THE TERM „THE LORD‟S ANOINTED‟. It is one called by God, and given a specific assignment to do within the boundary of God’s word. The word was also used in ( I Sam. 24:6). David was pursued by Saul, he had a chance to kill him but did not. See what he said in (I Sam. 24: 10 – 11). II. WHAT IS THE MATTER ABOUT “TOUCH NOT MINE ANOINTED”? It is the issue of killing and not just rebuking. David was right not to kill Saul, that would have been murder. Secondly, God put Saul in the kingship and only God had the right to take him out. God cares for His own. He reproved Pharaoh who would have killed Moses and Aaron and so with the kings in Canaan. To these He said, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm”. (Kings ought not to kill God’s prophets. III. DOES THAT MEAN NOW THAT A PROPHET IS NOT TO BE SUBJECT TO THE SCRIPTURES? Certainly not! Does that mean that Paul was wrong to reprove Peter openly when he compromised, as we read in (Gal. 2:11 – 14). Was Paul wrong to rebuke Demas? (II Tim. 4:10). Was he wrong to have rebuked Phygellus and Hermogenes? (II Tim. 1:15). Was Nathan wrong to have rebuked King David openly? (II Sam. 12: 7-12). Was Samuel wrong too, when he denounced the sin of King Saul openly when he spared Agag and the best of the sheep? (I Sam. 15:1329). Was it wrong when Samuel rebuked King Saul for lowering the word of God when he offered a burnt offering presumptuously (I Sam. 13:11-14). Most of us today, do things the scripture forbids because we want to keep the people. Jesus taught a hard teaching and the people were going away. Did He try to lower God’s standard to keep the people from going? No (John 6:15, 25-27, 48-60, 66). The God we serve is not the God of crowd (Judges 7:1-7). Here God set a standard of the number of people who would go with Gideon. Gideon accepted God’s own standard of 300 soldiers as men for the battle.