Friday, October 9, 2015

The revolving door church

Here is a quote from the August 2015 issue of Light & Life magazine 

"Learning to follow has become especially difficult in current culture. Millennials, and increasingly older generations, no longer consider denominational or even local church affiliations binding. Loyalties, if we retain any at all, shift with our needs and interests. Trust in institutions such as church, government, school, or marriage is at it's lowest since the baby boomers broke out a Beatles style revolution." -Jill Richardson

I really wish I could just dismiss such a statement, but the fact of the matter is; I know it is absolutely true. It seems that the 21st century church in America is equipped with a revolving door. Every time something doesn’t satisfy them they are out of there.  And it’s quite easy for them to do that in this age since often they have dozens of other options to choose from. It makes me wonder what such people really serve, worship, and follow. Is it really principle that motivates them as they claim, or something far less noble.

Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me. Then the word of the Lord came to me:  “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all? Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the Lord will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry. -Ezekiel 14:1-4

a selfish person forcing others to bow before their heart as they do
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