We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, March 31, 2016

What Happened?!?

H/T to Ralph M. Petersen


Anonymous said...

What happened? 1. The Church opened its arms to welcome the world to worship alongside true believers and tried to emulate them, in essence, bowing to Baal. 2. The Church did not contend for the faith. 3. The Church looked the other way at a rotting culture with no voice to call the nation to repentance. 4. Pastors quit being biblically sound shepherds. 5. Believers quit seeing life with a biblical worldview.
These are generally my thoughts and these 5 points don't hold for everyone, of course. Elijah thought he was the only faithful man left, but God had His own that he knew. And, we are living in the last days when things wax worse, as prophesied.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I did an accidental delete on my moderation email -- "Publish" and "Delete" are too close together for big fingers, and there is no verification window to come up! Anyway, here is an excellent comment by Doug Evans:

Yesterday I heard "Forever and Ever Amen" played as a worship song. "Forever and Ever Amen" has nothing to do with worship, God, Jesus, salvation, scripture, it's just a nice country ditty recorded by Randy Travis that contains the word "Amen"

Discernment - too many congregations it's not just a word, it's a noun!

Anonymous said...

Kathryn, you nailed it.


Anonymous said...

Memorize the good hymns for sound doctrine so I can worship our LORD in spirit and truth when I go to the local State Park with my Bible in hand to fellowship with Him. I go to the church building made with human hands so I can sing songs that are relatively easy to follow, for most of the words are:

Please join in the contemporary song if you please:

"I, I, I, I I I I I I
Me, Me, Me, Me Me Me Me Me
I, I, I, more and more of I
Me, Me, Me, and more and more of Me
I live for you because I am
I want to know you more because there is more of me
I give my life to you while singing of me
Because I love you lord there is only me
I, I, I am so greatly in love with you
Because there is so much of me
Everyone wants what I have
Because its just me, me, and so much more of me.

And the god of this world loves this jibberish so.

We have come a long way from,

"My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Was nailed to that cross
And I bear it no more
Praise the LORD, Praise the LORD
Oh, my soul"

"It is well, it is well, it is well, it is well, with my soul"

'Nuff said.