Thursday, June 12, 2014

How Liberal Churches Are Like The Federal Government

Today I was considering the course our nation has gone… from being among the richest nation in the world to being basically owned by the Chinese.  Today I was also considering the course of various churches in our community.  They have gone from being Bible based with eternity and godliness being their focus…  to shallow speaking shells whose children are fleeing from them….

And I asked "why?"

Because both entities have made the same mistake. Both thought they were smarter than God and ignored His precepts.  Both have gone down a road that had an “unknown price”  to pay for it.  Both are now finding out the price for their choices.  Such is the way of sin…..

Consider…
"For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order : if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either."   II Thessalonians 3:10

God said such, but our government “knew better.” They poured money into poor families and made it both impractical to have a job, and to live with a husband. My wife and I have asked numerous folks on various forms of welfare to go get a job.  The answer is universal, “I can’t afford to. I can’t get a job that will pay me as much as I get now.”  The only reason to continue to hold a job for many is your own self-respect!

Two generations have arisen since Lyndon Johnson’s great society… Grandma is now on welfare.  The grandkids know nothing else.  It is today’s “normal.”  Billions of dollars have been poured into the inner cities.  It has all led to peace and tranquility… hasn’t it?  No! It has lead to, anger, violence and a general degradation of everything.  In some circles 3 out of 4 children are now born outside of marriage.  Total disintegration!  What once was shameful, is now normal.

What has been the federal government’s reaction?  More programs! They don’t seem to realize that the programs are the problem.  Money without work will never lead to respect nor will it achieve stability.  The government simply cannot be all things to all people.

Now consider liberalism in the churches.

Consider…
“And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church”   Ephesians 1:22
Consider again…
“Whoever  speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God.”  I Peter 4:11

The leaders of many churches looked around in the 1950’s and 60’s and decided that there was a better way to serve God than the way God had chosen to be served… They decided that “His church” was incomplete and needed something more to attract people.  They started changing many things. As you read the book of Acts you can see how Christians and churches of the 1st century behaved.  Those Christians had leaders that were literally inspired of God… They had the apostles and other prophets. How can church leaders of the 21st century be smarter leaders than the ones the church originally had?  Obviously they cannot! They are only wise in their own minds…

“For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves ; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.”   II Corinthians 10:12

Have you noticed that the church of the 1st century was not about the next pot luck?  No worldly entertainment?  No youth groups and activities? They weren’t building fellowship halls gymnasiums, had no ball teams etc.

Today’s leaders set up numerous “extra” organizations and made numerous worldly alliances rather than being satisfied with Jesus as their head.  Individual congregations going about their own work, with their own elders and deacons seems to be out of date… or is it?

Now ask yourself why the youth are abandoning “Christianity” in droves… They see it as hype without substance. . . An empty shell that makes a lot of noise.   They are right about what they see, but what they are seeing is not Christianity!

What was the driving force of the Christianity that Christ ordained?  It wasn’t fund raising and building! It wasn’t entertainment!  It was salvation from sin and godly living because of the blood shed for the forgiveness of sin, our sin!

As these modern churches have witnessed the loss of their young people… what has been their reaction?  More programs!  Billions of dollars given by hard working believers have been poured into entertainment and youth programs…

It has all led to godly Christian families and universal conversion of the next generation hasn’t it?
Of course not!

These modern liberal churches have made the same mistake the feds have made! They have left the leadership of Jesus and made the church like the world.  These modern leaders then wonder why their children raised in all this  “Christian” worldliness have turned out to be  like the world!    Well…. Dah!

The feds will never solve their problem until they have the nerve to cut the money off, and force people to either work or starve.  This is the God given back to work program!
The churches will not save their children until they have the nerve to cut the entertainment with its various programs off and go back to converting people to Jesus rather than worldliness.

Neither the feds, nor the liberal churches seem to have the will to neither admit the problem nor implement its only solution!

The price in both cases is the sacrifice of the next generation!

Are you willing to pay “their” bill with the blood of your children?

Are you like Lot who was willing to sacrifice his daughters to get along with the people outside?

Matthew 15:9 'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.