17 January, 2015

Let the Church Be the Church!

I don't have a lot of time to write  a lot about this right now but will come back later with my thoughts in more detail. For now, suffice it to say that I am deeply troubled by the message that seems to be going out from the majority of our churches. It seems everywhere I look I am seeing where the message is about being happy, living trouble free lives, being prosperous and blessed and so on. Yes, there are elements of this this we need to teach and preach, but Paul warned us to "rightly divide the word of truth." The point is that there is more... MUCH MORE than what many churches are preaching now days. It seems that many preachers have zeroed in on the part that sells easiest and they are neglecting the foundation of the Gospel. The message of the Gospel is the cross... not only the cross of Jesus, but the cross that we are to pick up and carry. The cross where we die to ourselves and become bond servants to Jesus Christ and His righteousness. You just don't hear that part preached anymore, and I am afraid that many people who call themselves Christians have never been "born again", and Jesus said, "you must be born again."

I'll write more later; but it is high time that the church stop prostituting itself at the altar on convenience and popularity and preach the whole Bible rightly divided. There are millions of souls at stake, and we will be held accountable.

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