Musings 56

I have been visiting “churches” for the past few months for a few reasons. It has been shocking (angered?) at what I have seen and endured at the “hands” of these “churches.” What I have been hearing from the pulpits and from the pews have been anything but Christ and Him crucified. What I have heard has been moralism and being nice and doing things to get people in the doors so that churches can grow. Many of the modern professing churches should simply drop the pretence that they are serving God and simply think of themselves as another business. That is what they appear to be. But of course this is true of professing Reformed groups as well.

The modern professing churches (generally speaking) are so far from being biblical that they do not resemble anything found in the New Testament. In fact, even professing Protestants appear to have more in common with Roman Catholicism than they do with the Reformers of the 16th century. We must be awakened. It appears to me that the way untold numbers of people are going to hell is in and by the “evangelical churches” and “evangelical pulpits.” Until we are awakened and we are no longer afraid to preach God as sovereign, man as truly dead in sin with total inability, and God giving grace at His mere pleasure, we will continue in a downward spiral.

1. A God-centered church would seek God, but modern groups seek man.

2. A God-centered church would long for the presence of God, but modern groups long for the presence of men.

3. A God-centered church would long for spiritual blessings, but modern groups long for buildings and money.

4. A God-centered church would preach on sin and the sins of the heart, but modern groups are more of the therapeutic model where man can simply become better.

5. A God-centered church would preach the helplessness of man, but the modern groups stress the ability of man to do what is needed.

6. A God-centered church would preach the wonders of God, but the modern groups stress the goodness of man.

7. A God-centered church would preach the glory of God in the face of Christ, but modern groups stress the glory of man and what he must do for God.

8. A God-centered church would preach Christ and Him crucified, but modern groups only want to talk about Christ in a positive way and as loving all and just waiting to save all.

9. A God-centered church would focus on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but modern groups focus on the gospel of the ability of man which is really just moralism and being nice.

10. A God-centered church would focus on justification by faith alone, but modern groups don’t even bring that up and stress how men should be moral and do good.

11. A God-centered church would focus on the absolute need of regeneration, but modern groups focus on man’s need to exercise his faith.

12. A God-centered church would focus on the freeness and sovereignty of God in saving souls by grace and His grace in working sanctification in men, but modern groups are so focused on man that grace just helps man some to fulfill his potential.

One Response to “Musings 56”

  1. Pete Says:

    Just another example of political correctness running amok even in our churches.

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