"Touch not Mine anointed and do My prophets no harm"

-1Chron. 16:22

Some people seem to be under the impression that if you probe, question, examine, or confront a man of God about what he preaches as whether it is the truth of God or not, that you are "attacking God's anointed."

What IF Nathan (2 Samuel 12) believed the same way these preachers intend for us to believe, he would never have confronted King David about David's error? Wasn't David "anointed" (v.7) of the Lord? That didn't relinquish him from Bible integrity, accountability & responsibility!

What IF Paul (Galatians 2:11-14) believed the same way these preachers teach? Paul should have had no business confronting Peter to the face. After all Paul was the junior Apostle, Peter was an established, notable Apostle with more years of being saved under his belt than Paul. Being "Anointed" does not excuse you from being called into question for preaching heresy!!!

Galatians 1:6-10 tells us, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."

When used in context 1 Chronicles 16:21 & 22 "He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm." references Scriptures such as Genesis 20 not "don't question me, I'm the preacher" Also if you notice, the warning issued through the words "touch" and "harm" is not referring to inquiry or a critical examination of any godly man's teachings, but of inflicting physical harm upon God's prophets and those anointed of Him. We should have the utmost reverence for our pastor, whom God has appointed over us to give an account for our souls (Compare Matt 23:2-3; Heb 13:17), but that still doesn't mean that he's infallible or unquestionable. He's human, he's an under-shepherd, appointed by the true Shepherd and Bishop of our souls (1 Pet 2:25) to feed the flock of God (John 21:15-17; Acts 20:28-29; 1 Pet 5:2). The fact is, that as far as being "anointed", and trying to use that to be exclusively for preachers, the Bible says that we all have an anointing from God (1Jn. 2:20)

"What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant." 1 Cor 14:36-38

Many wolves in sheep's clothing are counting on believers to lay down the Bible and just believe everything they say, without testing it (1 John 4:1), searching the Scriptures (John 5:39), rightly dividing the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15), or proving all things (1 Thess 5:21).

"The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going." (Prov 14:15)

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Prov 16:25)

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