There, now that I got that out of the way and I have your attention, I hope you read on so that I can validate my statements! Social media is starting to ramp up with such statements. Church scandals played out online and reported in the news makes anyone ask, What The HELP is going on? A select few of the cloth, can’t seem to keep their hands off children or each other for that matter.
People are tired of being taken advantage of by churches and preachers alike when they increase their wealth and status at the expense of their members; and all for the sake of the ministry! Well, that’s partially the “peoples fault.”
For decades, parishioners and church members have allowed this by allowing themselves to be star struck by the celebrity of their leaders. For decades, preaching has gone uncheck and authorized by the people, who would rather be entertained then hear an inspired word from God. Now we are asking: Did the Bible say this? Is this the inspired word of God or tradition handed down from one preacher to the next? Who is telling the truth? Who are the false prophets? If only we committed self, to a little self-study and reflection of God’s Word to see if it lined up with what the preacher said. That reminds me of Acts 17:11
Is the Church Relevant?
Another question reflection or I should say “another statement made about the relevance of “The Church” It seems that if you’re a tither, it is relevant. If your seeking to go into ministry to make money, it’s relevant. If you think the Creator of All Things will favor “YOU” because you give tithes of all! Hey, here’s an idea, let’s go out and meet some people and make new friends! Well, if you want to socialize, head out to the local church where you can enjoy some jamming music, and perhaps a dance a bit. There’s plenty of eye candy, that’s for sure. So I guess church relevance is relative.
Where have we gone wrong? How did we get so far off course? One thing for sure, you can not fool the masses with a fire and brimstone sermon and then pass the offering plate with the assumption that tithing or giving will excuse my indulgences and get out of going to hell (if there is such a place).
A Great Falling Away
Here is where I begin to wrap things up and bring it to a close. I refuse to believe that “Earth” spins around its axis with the perfect mix of gases to sustain life! That includes plant, animal and other. When I look at the circle of life itself, how everything is connected and supports everything else.
Nothing in nature, when it dies, goes not to waste. I refuse to believe there is no purpose of life than to eat, kill, procreate, abandon family, lie, steal, go to prison and then die. Really! Is that it? No, I could go on, but I will
Please excuse my poor or weak skill in apologetics, but this post was not meat to be an exhaustive defense of the faith. I intended to call the readers attention to the ever growing of a falling away of the faith as mentioned in Hebrews 6:4-6. If there is no God, then there is no “God’s Word” But there sure is a GREAT FALLING AWAY OF THE FAITH as written in the Word Of God. Those who once believed, are walking away and denouncing, now saying, prove to me there is a God without evidence “THERE IS NO GOD!”
Going Against The Grain