A Biblical rebuke of YouTuber Amy Rue
Amy Rue, I received your comment you submitted under this video. Since your comment was public, I will respond publicly.
I see as of “Sept 10, 2020” you have a brand new YouTube channel. Is this so you can profess to be a Christian, then wrongfully criticize Heralds with your unbiblical (anti-Biblical) rhetoric?
Amy, you said,
You said the preaching is “annoying.”
Amy the Bible forewarned in 1 Cor. 1:18, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” So it is fair to say that the preaching was “annoying” to you because you are perishing in your sins? As Charles Spurgeon said,
“If the professed convert distinctly and deliberately declares that he knows the Lord’s will but does not mean to attend to it, you are not to pamper his presumption, but it is your duty to assure him that he is not saved. Do not suppose that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to the worldlings and telling them that they may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their Savior, while they are wedded to their idols, and their hearts are still in love with sin. If I do so I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness.”
You said, “this would actually drive me away.”
Amy, it is Theologically impossible to “drive” (or push) the unregenerate (the unsaved) further away from the Lord, or salvation.
In Ephesians 2:4-5, Paul said to Christians, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),”
This word “dead” here comes from the Greek word ‘nekrós’ (νεκρός), it is an adjective. By short definition, this ‘nekrós’ means that before a person was saved (born-again), they were metaphorically and spiritually DEAD, dead as a corpse in a graveyard.
By long definition it also means they are “not able to respond to impulses, or perform functions; unable, ineffective, dead, powerless;” or “unresponsive to life-giving influences (opportunities); inoperative to the things of God” (Greek Lexicon helps, L & N, 1, 74.28).
This means because they were dead (before salvation), they are not able to respond to the things of the Lord, nor find the “path to righteousness” on their own, without the Lord thru the power of His Gospel enabling them to. Amy, if God predestined you (or them) to be one of His elect, you will be saved, and there’s nothing an evangelist can do to prevent you from being saved. If you are not God’s elect, you will never be saved. My duty is to preach His glorious Gospel, and trust in Him for His results.
You said, “You may think you’re helping but I assure you that to too many of those out there you are nothing but a stumbling block on their path to righteousness.”
Amy, my primary goal is not to “help” these people. It is to glorify God, Exalt Christ, and obey His command to go, stand, and preach His glorious Gospel. The true Helper is the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). A Biblical evangelist will be God-centered, Christ-centered, and driven by the Holy Spirit; not man-centered.
You may call my aforementioned message “a stumbling block on their path to righteousness.” But the Bible declares “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15).
Amy, I think I’ll listen to, and obey the Lord, not you.
Lastly, please read my Gospel tract here, and respond in repentance and faith.
On March 8th, 2021 YouTuber hobbys cow said something similar.
“This is the type of person that drives people away from Christ he pushes his I’m holier-than-thou teachings and drives people away.”
And so I sent this link to him or her.