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Re: Sinful Silence

When a person or group that claims to be Christian seriously departs from...biblical doctrines...one should not stand idly by in silence (Tit. 1:9-11). To not speak would be dishonoring to God and unloving to both the propagators and the hearers of the error --Vantage Point

A silent watchman is more dangerous than no watchman because people feel a sense of security if they think a watchman is on duty. God called pastors of Judah "blind watchmen" and said "they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark" (Isa. 56:10). He did not accuse them of false doctrine, only of sleeping when they should have been warning --Calvary Contender

"..holding fast the faithful word according to the doctrine, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convict the gainsayers. For there are indeed many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouth you must stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things not right for the sake of ill gain. (Tit1:9-11)

"When I...take one man from among the people...and set him for their watchman...if the watchman sees the sword coming, and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned...any person..is taken away in his iniquity. But I will require his blood at the watchman's hand." (~Ezek33:2-7)

"And I sought for a man among them who should wall up a wall for the land, and stand in the break [gap] before me, that I should not destroy it. But I did not find one." (Ezek 22:30)

"..you, son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore you shall hear the word from My mouth, and warn them from Me. And you shall speak My words to them, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear, for they are rebellious." (Ezek33:7,2:7) (VW)

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