The modern Western church desperately needs to remember the message of the cross: that Jesus was not only crucified by men but that He was crushed by His Father. We’ve forgotten that our salvation was something so costly that only God could plan it and make it happen. We’ve acted as if God owes us something; we’ve lived as if He needs us! We’ve forgotten that He is the Everlasting Almighty God Who is and always was complete in Himself and that He has need of nothing for in Him everything exists and holds together. He owes us nothing. We owe Him everything.
We’ve long used manmade methods for getting people “saved” ignoring the peril of doing so. Easy-believism, the social gospel and unrighteous living among those who count themselves “Christian” is the result. We have redefined and downplayed sin to suit ourselves, ignoring the fact that it’s God Who defines sin and not us. We’ve brought the world into the church and used her ways until many “churches” resemble coffee-houses or rock concerts more than they do places of worship. We’ve tried to show the world that Christianity can be cool and have ended up neither cool nor Christian. We have sought to escape the supposed humiliation of being different from the world for so long that today there is little difference between those who claim to be Christian and those who want nothing to do with it. We have wolves in many pulpits and a bunch of goats on our rolls and we’re all doing our best to look, think and act like sheep when it is utterly impossible to do so.
We ought to all fall on our faces in tears and repentance and pray, not only for ourselves, but for the church that cost Jesus so very much to purchase and which is blindly engaged in breaking His heart.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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AMEN sister again Amen! I am with you sister! A mighty price was paid for us to follow Jesus but yet His church (BODY) is dead! Should His BODY not be in one accord with the HEAD? Repent church, and do the will of the Father before it's to late! God Help Us, for we know not what we do!