Galatians 3:2 says, ” Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
I continue to perhaps naively be amazed at the seemingly apathetic attitude of many who claim the Name of Christ have when it comes to standing for the Gospel, or for those who do. I am not speaking of just myself or our work, but the ministry as a whole.
Everyday I wondered why? Why would someone who calls himself or herself a Christian partner with a person or organization that is directly opposed to and in direct defiance of the Word of God? Why would a believer or a congregation be hesitant in fully and enthusiastically endorsing and supporting any effort to scripturally proclaim the truth of God’s Word? Why would any person who says they are saved by the blood of Christ and follow the Lord of Lords balk at or refuse to support any biblically faithful ministry whose aim is to do fulfill the Great Commission? Indeed a lot of questions.
I am 45 years old and I have been around as they say. Sometimes I ask myself and the Lord, ‘what else could happen?’. When I read another story of a church or Christian who for years was faithful to the call, suddenly switch their allegiance from the Word of God to the word of a mortal man, I scream inside, ‘WHATS GOING ON HERE!’
When I read of a church who decides its a good thing, and strangely in their minds, a God-honoring thing to offer courses to their congregants that are based in materials that are diametrically opposed to the scriptures, my heart breaks. Whether its the purpose drive, seeker sensitive, or now the emergent church movement, not a day goes that I don’t read or hear another instance where another church, church member or church leader decides that God’s ways are wrong, old-fashioned or obsolete and that the intelligence of a man is better.
I send out email alerts from time to time to let pastors and leaders know about issues we are covering or alarming trends in the church. After sending out an alert recently concerning the fact that Willow Creek Church was hosting a circus act in their church as part of a Christmas program, one local pastor emailed me a reply demanding I remove him from my email list and never send him emails like this again. What?
Why would any minister not want to know about such things, unless of course they approve of such foolishness or they just don’t to be bothered with it?
I wish I could come on this blog and say everything is okay and things are getting better, but I cannot. The situation is bad and growing worse everyday. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 tells us,
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Also, in 2 Timothy 4:1,2
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”
I believe we are in the times spoken of in these scriptures, and I sincerely believe that the only hope we have is the return of the Savior. May we turn to Him now in repentance and obedience.