Thursday, June 26, 2008
If you are shocked, don't be... The question to ask is "how did this happen?" Some will claim it is the contemporary church movement, others will say it is the liberalization of the church, and I am sure a small group will say it is because we stopped using the King James Version. The church inevitably will point it's fingers everywhere instead of looking in the mirror to see the TRUTH in the matter.
The TRUTH... We, the Church, have been laxed by allowing cushy feel good social messages to infiltrate the preaching of truth. We, the Church, are a bunch of hypocrites who refuse to live the truth. We, the Church, have forfeited moral absolutes and absolute truth for relative thinking. We, the Church, have allowed error to creep in our midst and have based our faith on feelings and experience rather than Scripture. We, the Church, love the world and their opinion more than God and TRUTH!
So what is the Church to do? First, REPENT! Second, PRAY! and then listen to what Paul tells Timothy...
(2 Timothy 4:1-5 CEV) When Christ Jesus comes as king, He will be the judge of everyone, whether they are living or dead. So with God and Christ as witnesses, I command you (2) to preach God's message. Do it willingly, even if it isn't the popular thing to do. You must correct people and point out their sins. But also cheer them up, and when you instruct them, always be patient. (3) The time is coming (IT IS HERE) when people won't listen to good teaching. Instead, they will look for teachers who will please them by telling them only what they are itching to hear. (4) They will turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories. (5) But you must stay calm and be willing to suffer. You must work hard to tell the good news and to do your job well.
In July, I will provide podcasts of a new series challenging the Church to love, live, and teach the TRUTH in a series entitled "I" witness!
What is the TRUTH?
John 14:6 NASB Jesus *said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
I am going to spend some time on this topic of TRUTH... What is your opinion? Take the poll to the right... What do you believe?