Recently I had the privilege of meeting a prospective pastoral student who had sacrificed much to come to one of our Presbyterian and Reformed seminaries to prepare for a life of service to the Church back in his persecuted nation (he is not Presbyterian but Anglican). His nation is in the front pages of the news.
The Lord has brought that dedicated young, anointed man of God to my heart today. I am praying for him today in the Holy Spirit:
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
May all of our Bible believing and Gospel-driven seminaries and those who support them remember that we have a sacred obligation to teach the Gospel and prepare pastors and other Gospel servants who are on the front lines of spiritual warfare. Our work goes forward on our knees first and foremost and as a missions movement, not mere educational institutions. Our accreditation is from God, not man. This is our calling and this is our means: The Great Commission and Prayer.