Thursday, June 1, 2006

What Counts Most

I see a real problem today among churches, and it has to do with the teaching of the Word of God! Many younger pastors call me and say, "My flock no longer understands solid theology or practical truths. What can I do?" My answer is they must be more adequately equipped. The Word of God must strike like a hammer! 

   This is why Scofield Ministries was started. It is an organization meant to aid the pastors and churches understand the full meaning of the message of Scripture. And this includes a comprehension of Bible prophecy and its significance for believers today. 

   While Scofield Ministries is small, we can give personal care to pastors and students, both academically and spiritually. However, there are more reasons. 

   We have one of the most complete and thorough Doctrinal Statements above most ministries. We do not mince words. We stand on Inspiration and Inerrancy of Scripture. Some ministries are shifting and you may not know it! Strong Evangelical ministries are moving to the left and moving into Ecumenism. In addition, Scofield Ministries stand on the Deity of Christ, His substituionary atonement for sins, and His soon return to take the church to glory before the prophesied tribulation begins. There are no gray areas here. 

   Scofield Ministries works in conferences with some of the outstanding Bible teachers of our generation, such as Dr. Robert Lightner, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Dr. Tom McCall, and talented young authors like Steven Ger. We promote Jewish and Old Testament studies because we believe in honoring the entire Word of God, both Old and New Testaments. Others will be coming throughout the coming months bringing conferences that make clear the Scriptures. 

   What about biblical "engineering" courses? (Hebrew and Greek)? At Scofield Ministries we know for certain that we emphasize the biblical languages more than most Evangelical Bible study ministries. seminaries. Scofield Ministries will be known for making the languages come alive and yet easy to understand for the average layman, or enthusiastic pastor. 

   In addition, Scofield Ministries believes strong theological and verse-by-verse exegetical teaching should be done from the pulpit. With specific conferences, CDs, and DVDs, we will train students to teach the substance of strong theology as espoused by Lewis Sperry Chafer, Merrill Unger, Calvin, Spurgeon, Hodge and others. Scofield Ministries is a tax-exempt ministry. All donations will go to helping pastors “keep the faith.” 

   We are living in difficult days, and that is why Scofield Ministries was founded. We are here to help students of God’s Word to be able “to get it right.” As the apostle Paul said, "The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine... they will want teachers in accordance to their own desires ... turning away their ears from the truth, and turning aside to myths" (2 Tim. 4:3-4).