Church Where Art Thou?

TheCrossby Patricia L. Dickson   5/22/14
According to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.06 million abortions performed in the U.S. in 2011. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics is reporting that in 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in New York City.

Approximately 50% of all American marriages end in divorce resulting in kids being shuttled between two households. The Homosexual community has made major inroads into every institution (including some so-called churches) in America. Only 70% of U.S. students graduate from High School. The Public School system has dumbed down our kids by replacing Reading, Writing and Arithmetic with graphic sex education classes with an emphasis on the Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender lifestyle.

In the meantime, the state of Colorado has passed laws legalizing marijuana and other states are threatening to follow suit. All of these things are taking place despite the fact that there are churches located on every corner in America.[pullquote]The Public School system has dumbed down our kids by replacing Reading, Writing and Arithmetic with graphic sex education classes with an emphasis on the Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender lifestyle.[/pullquote]

Many Americans fill our churches on Sunday mornings where they sing songs of Praise and listen to sweet sermons. However, once these same individuals and families leave the four walls of their church, they seem to resume the same behavior as though they have no power to break free. Many parishioners feel as though their problems (and sins) are unsurmountable.

Many pastors stand in their perspective pulpits Sunday after Sunday giving pep talks, talking about prosperity and telling touching stories, refusing to mention the word sin out of fear of offending someone. They teach about the love and mercy of God, daring to mention God’s judgment.

I remember traveling through a city in my car and hearing a local pastor advertise his church on the radio. He said that everyone was welcome to attend his Sunday morning service and that he promised not to beat up on anyone. In other words, he would not remind you of your sin. Pastors are delivering a cafeteria style gospel where they pick and choose parts of the Bible. Pastors are called to preach and teach the whole truth of God’s word just as the Apostle Paul wrote in Acts.

How can the church grow and be equipped to obey the Lord’s commandment to spread the Gospel throughout the four corners of the earth if we ourselves are weak and burdened down with sin? The word of God proclaims that we (Christians) are the salt of the earth, but if we have lost our saltiness, what good are we to the earth (world)?

What is the church? The Bible teaches us that the church is the bride of Christ and that Jesus will return for His bride, a church without spot or wrinkle. If Jesus were to return today, would the church be hiding in shame just like Adam? Will Jesus have to call out to us “Church, where art thou?”

How did the church end up in this condition? When the church stopped preaching the word of God and substituted it with man’s words, it became powerless! The Bible proclaims that there is power in the word of God. If we read the book of Acts, we will find that after the preaching of the word, salvations and miracles happened. People’s lives were transformed. All throughout the Bible we see transformations and miracles taking place after the preaching of God’s word. Look what happened in the city of Nineveh after Jonah proclaimed the word of God. The king and all the people repented of their sins.

The church has become passive to sin (claiming not wanting to judge) instead of aggressively preaching God’s word unapologetically with authority. According to Hebrews 4:12, the word of God judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

The world has a kindred spirit with the church because it feels so comfortable amongst the so-called people of God. Sinners should instantly feel convicted when they come into God’s house because the presence of the Holy Spirit should be there. Instead, celebrities who openly display their hatred for God through their music and movies, can walk into our churches and sit on the front row or be invited in our pulpits and not feel any convictions.

Many of the pastors are more concerned about money than souls, therefore they will not preach about sin because it might offend someone and cause them to leave the church and take their tithe with them. The Bible says that anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. The Bible also teaches us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What joy it is to know that my sins can be washed away!

My question to pastors is what else is more beneficial for your congregations than the teachings of the bible? There is no issue in our lives that the bible does not have an answer.

By not preaching God’s word, we deny God’s power to manifest. The preaching of the word brings the repentance of sin. God has commanded us to preach His word, He is responsible for proving it. The bible teaches us that God’s word will accomplish what it was sent to do and want return void.

When I witness the constant moral decaying of the world, I can only place the blame where it belongs, at the feet of the church. Church, where art thou?
PatriciaDicksonPatricia Dickson blogs at Patricia’s Corner. • (1906 views)

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4 Responses to Church Where Art Thou?

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Well, liberals no matter what their claimed religion is worship liberalism and the Cult of the State, with Moloch (the god of human sacrifice) as the closest thing to an actual deity not of this world. So one would expect any churches dominated by liberals to behave the same way. And many others find it convenient simply not to challenge cultural liberalism, particularly when that can be made very costly by the totalitarian Left.

    • Tony Bonagura says:

      The pastors in our pulpits are not capable of getting their sheep registered to vote. What a damn shame? The same pastors are incapable of getting the HALF of their church that may be registered out to vote. We are pathetic little whimpering Christians. The secularist school systems are teaching our 7th and 8th graders all they need to know about anal and oral sex and Christian parents sit back in silence and allow this perversion to be taught as a lifestyle no different than our traditional

      • One of the reasons that Christian Pastors have been reluctant to talk politics and examine the record and character of political candidates running for office, is the fear of losing the tax exempt status. Pastors have shied away from simply holding up a candidate’s record juxtaposed with scripture and sharing with their members the difference. This method would educated as well as minister to the church on the importance of voting people in office that will not impose laws contrary to our Christian faith. Until that happens, the church will remain powerless. I believe that churches are going have to eventually choose between preaching God’s word or giving up the tax exempt status.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          There is beginning to be some pushback against this, and of course black churches have felt free to engage in blatant liberal activism (even running their congregations off to vote early — with everyone watching everyone else to make sure there’s a minimum of independent judgment). Simply explaining the issues from a Christian morality standpoint (not to mention pointing out those candidates who support the marginalization of Christianity) should be acceptable — but of course, we all know how honestly the IRS under the Fascist Messiah interprets tax law.

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