Ezekiel 3:16-21 ". . . unto . . . a watchman unto the house of Israel . . . When . . . thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life . . . his blood will I require at thine hand."
56:10-12 "His watchmen are blind: they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark. . . ." (so they "share")
Romans 16:17-18 ". . . they . . . serve . . . their own belly . . . by good words and fair speeches. . . ."
2nd Timothy 3:1-5 ". . . in the last days . . . having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. . . ."
Jeremiah 23:22 "But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings."
Jeremiah 23:16-17 "They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you."
Titus 2:1-15 "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine . . . and exhort, and rebuke with all authority."
2nd Timothy 4:1-5 "But watch thou in all things. . . ." (Nothing is said here about getting along with the herd.)
What Holds Us Back
Matthew 8:23-27 "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?"
["Faith shuts off an otherwise rational mind." -- Bumper Sticker in Santa Fe]
Proverbs 21:31 "The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord."
22:3 "A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished."
Jeremiah 4:10 "Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people . . . saying, Ye shall have peace. . . ."
[THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE WAR!]
A Warning For Those Who Would Do The Warning
Proverbs 29:10 "The bloodthirsty hate the upright. . . ."
v. 27 ". . . he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked."
Matthew 10:21-25 "And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death. . . ."
v. 34-37 ". . . a man's foes shall be they of his own household."
5:10-12 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake. . . ."
John 5:41-42 ". . . rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name."
8:3-4 ". . . Saul . . . committed them to prison. . . . they . . . went every where preaching"
Acts 23:12-15 "certain of the Jews . . . bound themselves under a curse . . . till they had killed Paul."
1st Corinthians 4:9-14 ". . . being persecuted, we suffer it . . . I warn you."
Proverbs 19:25 ". . . reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge."
(15:12 "A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.")
[YOU WILL MAKE ENEMIES!]
Philippians 4:2,18 "Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers . . . for many . . . are the enemies of the cross. . . ."
Luke 14:34-35 "Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?"
Proverbs 25:26 "A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."
Psalm 53:1-5 "Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? . . . God hath despised them."
Proverbs 18:15 "The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge."
20:15 "There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel."
[So, now that you know something, that means they will listen to you, right?]
Genesis 19:14 "And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law."
Acts 26:22-24 "And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad."
What We Do
John 3:34 "For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him."
Leviticus 19:17 ". . . thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him."
Proverbs 11:30 "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."
Matthew 12:30 ". . . he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad."