Call of the watchman

Ezekiel 33:17 says, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.”

Why would God appoint watchmen? Wouldn’t that be divisive among His people?

The truth is, yes there are divisions in the Church today, but it is not the watchmen who are causing them. Nor is it the church member who goes to his or her elders and questions something that was preached from the pulpit or taught in a ministry program.  Today we’re looking at the role of a watchman, the types of things we should be sounding the alarm over, and the pitfalls that come with the territory. Joining us in our discussion is Frank Schoenbach, a writer and watchman from the Madison, Wisconsin area. He is the founder of Discerning for the Truth Ministries, and you can also find his articles at PreacherFrank.com.


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One Response to Call of the watchman

  1. Mr Davis says:

    This is not some strange thing that has engulfed the body of Christ. And the way this is to be avoided is not practiced. 1 Cor 11-14, Romans 12-16, Ephesians 4, Galatians 5, Dueteronomy 6, Ecclesiastes 5

    James 3

    13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

    14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

    17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

    1 Corinthians 3

    1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

    5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

    20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

    1 Corinthinas 4

    6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

    7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

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