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Are Rebuking Ministries Good

Is there a "Rebuking Ministry"? My friend (same one) says that he is God's mouthpiece. He rebukes just about everybody he meets. I believe that he has good intentions but he thinks that it is his job to correct everyone. He drives me nuts, because I think that he is acting self righteous.

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 ---Brian on 12/28/05
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I looked into the mirror and say a sinful man, I yelled out to him, "I rebuke you!"

Once in college A lady came in the hall screaming, "I rebuke you all for doing the devils work" It was the physical sciences dept., which she claimed was leading the youth to Satan. She was removed by security. The irony is the dean-had a PHD in physical anthropology, and was an Anglican Bishop.
---MikeM on 1/17/08


Get thee behind me Satan!
---dan on 1/17/08


One must judge themselves before they judge others. Some people are just Pharaseetical pyscho-paths who just love injure people in sin. They do not correct others to help them. They often get a charge when someone is hurt. They are vampires who live off of emotional pain.

It is proper to rebuke someone in love to call them out of a hardened heart of sin and to turn back to God and be restored. It's a joy to see someone restored not fall into judgment.
---yochanon on 1/17/08


You may be correct. It is very difficult to tell the trues from the false. He has a lot of nerve. We are to hate the sin in us more than in others. Thank you, JESUS.
---catherine on 1/17/08


Got a question myself, what is a "Rebuking Ministry". Where is basis for "Rebuking Ministry" in Bible?
---Paul on 1/17/08




I don't know. I have something that I want to add to another posts. And here it is. If Satan left me alone, I would not have much to pray about.
---catherine on 5/1/07


I don't know. I have something that I want to add to another posts. And here it is. If Satan left me alone, I would not have much to pray about.
---catherine on 5/1/07


Rebuke denotes control.The Bible says we have power over all the power of the enemy,Satan,therefore we can rebuke evil spirits which are causing havoc in a person or a life. We aren't given the power to rebuke another person or their ministry.We have no power over people, that belongs to God alone, God gives the person indiviual free will to make good or bad choices.We as a family in Christ, can in love, tell a someone about a fault we have seen in them,but it's up to them to change.
---Darlene_1 on 5/1/07


Gal 6:1 "Bretheren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted". Among a number of ministries mentioned in the Bible, I do not see a "rebuking ministry" anywhere. This poor young man (I'm guessing he is young or young in the faith) is setting himself up for much pain and embarrassment. He is driving away friends and may never be able to make amends to those he has offended.
---Donna on 3/10/06


The word says to rebuke, reproove, and exhort. Rebuke, or point out what's wrong, Reprove, or re-prove the truth using the rightly divided word of truth, and exhort, or lift those who are wrong back up. All three parts should be done in love, considering ourselves, lest we also be tempted. If he is God's mouthpiece, he will examine himself first before rebuling others.
---Delmar on 2/13/06




To rebuke or not to rebuke... that is the question??? Yes, I had to go there - if only to lighten things up a bit. I think His word is pretty clear... we are to remove the plank from our own eye before attending to the splinter in another's. Let's not attack each other here, let's pray for Brian and his friend - that the Lord's ears and eyes for the situation would be revealed. We shouldn't be taking cheap shots at one another... who knows who might be reading this.
---daphn8897 on 1/3/06


A rebuking ministry is not a technical term, I believe. There are some churches that take advantage and we must pray for wisdom to tell what's a valid rebuke or what's a doorway for opportunists.
---John on 1/1/06


Mary: I never argue with a lady its not gentlemanly the truth is where ignorance is bliss, its folly to be wise.You are Right & carol yes tis a pity you found the real jesus I didnt know there were 2.
---Emcee on 12/30/05


Some churches are based on Rebuke. It's as if there saying, "come on in brothers and sisters and let us tell you exactly what's wrong with you so we can make you feel guilty enough to contribute to the wants of the leadership! Don't forget to put your name on the collection envelope so we can keep track of your giving to this ministry." I call that kind of church, "The Church of the Big Rebuke!"
Sounds crazy, but not all but some churches have this mentality.
---Pete on 12/30/05


Emcee ... Mary should have told you to go back and check the tenses of the verbs Brian used.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/30/05


I'm new to this but, let me guess, Emcee, are you catholic? If you are, than it explains alot. You need to get Born Again. God called me out of the catholic church years ago and that's when I found the real Jesus.
---Carol on 12/30/05


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emcee, go back and read Brians last post. You just twisted his words around. This is why you are not credible. Point proven!
---Mary on 12/30/05


Emcee, seems to me that your the one who is being judgmental.
---Peter on 12/30/05


Brian you are also making me confused. First you say you are his friend & then again you are not. Guess you are Marys ward who up & defends. Your statement shows you are dithering. How does he offend you or rebuke you? John the Baptised Had many Follower But he was a prime rebuker--My point was Love your enemies or else keep away. Sorry for disagreeing with the consensus.
---Emcee on 12/30/05


Emcee, You had no right to say that about Brian. He condemed no one!
---Mary on 12/30/05


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I stated it wrong. He is not my friend but I was his friend. Now I don't know. I just made a statement. How did I condem him, emcee? You see, this is how false gossip starts.
---Brian on 12/30/05


But is it not this what you are doing in this blog, calling judgement on him & what he believes to be true by condemning him ? you are at risk of bearing false witness against your neighbour. He is YOUR FRIEND Brian, its your call. The answer is love not retribution.
---Emcee on 12/29/05


Thank you Rebecca, I will pray for him. Sometimes when we know a person for awhile we think that they can't change, and they can't, but God can change them.
---Brian on 12/29/05


Each christian should be God's mouthpiece. but to lead people to Christ, not drive them further away. I have an uncle who thinks that my beliefs are wrong and I'm going to hell, but yet we read the same bible, and have the same God. If you are tired of hearing him wronging people, then don't go around him. You don't need that negative attitude, cause it will cause you to be confused. Pray that God will show him the truth.
---Rebecca_D on 12/29/05


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Sounds like your friend is an instrument or puppet in the devil's hand, for the enemies job is to destroy the body of Christ and he is "the Accuser of the brothers." Revelation 12:10. But if we see a fault in a minister or ministry, then we should restore them, not scold them. "Brothers, If a man be overtaken in a fault, you all which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, else you also be tempted." Galatians 6:1.
---Eloy on 12/29/05


Brian, Perhaps you need to "rebuke" him.
---Bruce5656 on 12/29/05


I'm sure his "flesh" just loves to do this! It doesn't line up with the "love principles"of 1 Cor.CHap.13....he's just "clanging"without love.
---lovable_linda on 12/29/05


Your friend has a poor understanding of Biblical reproof. By calling himself "God's mouthpiece" is implying he is a "prophet of God" and cannot be questioned, which flys in the face of scripture ("iron sharpens iron" -Psalms, a wise man RECEIVES rebuke-Proverbs, and prophet to be judged other prophets - NT). If he refuses to be accountable for his attitudes and actions, then he is a "false prophet" and is far from the heart of God - a perilous spot in which to be.
---daphn8897 on 12/29/05


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Paul, That's just it, there is no such thing as a "Rebuking Ministry", but my friend thinks that there is , even though he does'nt call it that. But that's what it is.
Rebecca, You are right on. This is exactly how he sees things. I almost think that I need therapy after I talk to him. I have to confront him on this , but I believe that our friendship will be over if I do, but I still have to do it. After I talk to him I feel like I am a useless human being.
---Brian on 12/29/05


PAUL:The basis for a "Rebuking ministry" is found (by those that pratice it) in JUDE verse 9. Michael rebuking the devil about Mose's body. There is a dilerance ministry where you might hear it used. I have also hear it used in dealing with demonic spirits.---mima/12/29/2005
---mima on 12/29/05


2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is given by insperation of God and is profitable for doctrine, for REPROOF, for correction, for instruction in rightionous.
---Rev_Herb on 12/29/05


"Rebuking Ministry"? That's a new one! There is nothing new under the Son. Jesus rebuked evil spirits, and they came out..Is this what your friend has in mind? Is your friend Spirit filled?
---Lynn_Bedford77 on 12/29/05


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I think your friend is in the wrong, because we are no one to judge anyone. And only God can show a person what they are doing wrong, he may show them through us, but only God can convict someone and correct them. He thinks that everyone should believe the same as him and if not then their wrong and going to hell, that isn't so.
---Rebecca_D on 12/29/05


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