THE CHURCH NEEDS A CHECKUP!
We’ve all seen it….people that seemingly call themselves a follower of Christ but seem to take the road of compromise too many times so that they can feed the flesh and not the Spirit. I know…. another one of those blogs about compromise. Let me say this: As I travel doing conferences and worship events I am seeing a serious illness in the Body of Christ. Contradictory Christianity is rampant and it continues to be the main reason why non-believers choose not to become Christians.
When the church walks so closely to the world that there is no apparent difference in the things they do, the way they talk, the lives they live, then tell me, what do we have that truly attracts others to Christ? I consistently find people in the church who are living together, cheating on their taxes, lying and doing the things that any non-believer would do because they do not know better. The sad truth is that these people do
know better, but frankly they just do not care.
Recently while traveling to a town to do a Freedom Conference, God revealed to me that there was a spirit of hostility against the things of God in that place. A hostile nature against God comes when a people desire to fulfill their own needs, or flesh, and have no desire to please the Lord. I see this in shallow believers and non-believers alike. The apathetic church is growing while the church on fire for God is diminishing. Is it because of the lack of power seen in the Body of Christ? I would have to say affirmatively-YES.
Powerless Christians who never pray, never read their bibles, or never meditate on what God has to say are being watched closely by those who do not know Christ. The church has become the very example they are setting forth in this world. If your standards are low, those who come to be a part of your fellowship will never strive for complete holiness. It is time for the Body of Christ to have a checkup. It’s time for a heart check, body check, emotional check, mental check, and spiritual check. It starts with the Pastor and then spreads through to the sheep. If your pastor is not someone you desire to emulate, then find one that is. Sometimes this means a church change, a friend change or life change. No church is perfect, but the pastor ought to be someone that you can look up to and someone that encourages you in your Christian walk. Contradictory Christianity is a disease that no believer can afford to catch. So in closing, find a place where you can fellowship with believers who desire to please God and not themselves, and start living the fulfilling life that Christ ordained you to live in and through Him!
About the Author
Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!