Saturday, December 14, 2013
Are You Being Fed?
“When the majority of church-going Christians are not taught biblical truth month after month and year after year, they become prey to false teachings. It is only by feeding on God’s Word on a continual basis that we are protected from deception. Interestingly, most of the mail I receive comes from the laity. Much of the time, it is not pastors who are concerned and looking for answers - it is church members. Disturbed by the direction of their churches, these concerned members are challenging leadership, though they are often discouraged by their pastors from saying anything. They are told that they are overreacting. If they persist they are made to feel like agitators or troublemakers, made to feel unwelcome and eventually asked to leave. Many of these people write me, asking the same question: ‘Where do I go now? Where is there a church that will teach the Word of God every week?’ With tens of thousands of churches adopting the new church mentality, that is becoming a hard question to answer.”
Brian Flynn, Running Against the Wind, p.211