Thursday, February 18, 2016

What is Wrong with the Church Today?

What is wrong with the Christian Church today? We don't know who God is and we don't know who we are. (R. C. Sproul)

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nashvillecats2 said...

Some wise words there Gregg.

lyn said...

Yes, that is part of the problem. Also, we have weak preaching in the pulpits. There is no unction from the Holy Spirit and way too much ear tickling going on. There is no fear of God, no trembling at His word! There is NO desire to go deeper into the things of God - most are satisfied with surface knowledge. There is complacency, few understand or realize we are in a spiritual battle that must be fought daily! We are to run the race accordingly, not loosely, or flippantly. We are to live for the glory of God, to follow hard after Him. We are to die to self, and STRIVE for holiness as well as staying on the narrow path.
Seminaries churn out men like an assembly line, as though the preaching of God's word is a career choice. God must CALL a man to preach, then gift and empower him to do so.
Many celebrity type pastors are using their title as a means to fleece, and this is going on in Reformed camps as well as the usual word of faith camps. Sin is seldom expounded upon and church discipline is little practiced. NO ONE is warning sinners to flee the wrath to come! That type of message would be too 'unpleasant' for the masses, and it would NOT win a man the popular vote.

To sum it up, there is a famine in the land, a withholding of truth, of preaching the whole counsel. This is God's judgment upon America for it's desire to worship a 'god' of its own understanding. We need to pray diligently for this, and all nations.