I can’t tell you how frustrated I am with the state of the Church these days! A friend and I talk about it constantly. I guess it’s because she was raised up in the Church of God in Christ and I was exposed to the Pentecostal movement even though we were brought up in the Baptist church.
So what is the beef I have with today’s church? It’s the lack of holiness. There is NO standard for holiness in the church today. People pretty much do whatever the they want and as long as they mention God or Jesus or darken the door of a church 3 times a year, they think they are alright. But that my friends is just NOT the truth.
Here is a little truth serum. I was talking to someone recently (a man) and he said that he was attracted to my honesty. lol (that’s a new one). But to his defense, we have only chatted online, but what he said did impact me, because I am one who speaks the truth. So here is a little Truth Serum:
Folks we have got to get it together. Either you are on the Lords side or you are not. And when you are on His side, you can’t just stay on the perimeters of the faith. You have to come all the way in and become a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ! And that means you must believe his Word and then to the best of your ability, do what it says!
Christianity 101 starts with: accepting him as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10). Getting Baptized, not only in water, but with the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 3:21, Acts 2). Church attendance (Hebrews 10:25). Prayer, and studying his Word (2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Timothy 2:15), and honoring the tenants of the faith. And last but not least, the Word you never hear spoken in the church HOLINESS! ( 2 Corinthians 7:1)
Oh my goodness, if I had a dollar for every time I heard some so-called saint saying they are saved, but sanctioning fornication, lying, stealing, cheating etc, I would be a rich woman. My friend and I were discussing this and we were saying, we would have more respect for people if they just said, I know this is not right, but this is what I am doing. But to change the narrative, is just evil.
I was talking to this man, who says he is Christian and I asked him 10 questions to just see where he is in his faith and I asked him if he believed in sex before marriage and he said “Yes, because you have to know if you are sexually compatible). Sadly, this is what the majority of the church believes today. We are sexual beings, so most people think abstaining is not possible or necessary. But that’s not what God’s word says. And God is not against sex.
Hebrews 13:4 New International Version (NIV)
4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
You can have all the sex you want, it just needs to be within marriage.
Listen, if you are reading this post and your are doing your own thing, there is a reason you landed on this page. God wants you to get it together. God wants you to be saved and live righteous and holy. And let me warn you, that God is kind and merciful, but His mercy does run out and when I say that it’s in love. You can be in sin for 30 years and in the 31st year, judgement will come. Don’t believe me? See my next blog post.
I’m watched it over the years. We have seen it. The well-known preacher in Atlanta who was exposed for messing with boys in his church. Where is he now? Dead at the age of 63. If you think that doesn’t have anything to do with what he did, you are just naive. He dipped into his flock and God took him out of here.
Sometimes, people hear the Word and get convicted and they struggle and change. Other times people have to get hit with a devastating blow that stops them in their track and makes them open their eyes and see the error or their ways. Some of you, even though you don’t believe it, are right at the door of that happening. God is about to interrupt your plans, stop you in your tracks, tear up your life, all to rebuild it again and make it the way He wants it to be.
The Lord made me get up and give this warning. Stop it, you’re on the wrong track, you have created your own doctrine, you have deceived yourself and you are calling wrong right and right wrong. You have walked away from the faith. YOU BACKSLID, BUT YOU TRY TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE NOT. But discerning people can see right through it.
Get away from yes people. Bring some people into your life who will tell you the truth. And stop cutting those people who tell you the truth out of your life. Stop loving this world more than you love Him. If you could just feel what I am feeling right now. The day of God’s chastisement is at hand. Is he mad at you? No. It’s because He loves you!
Hebrews 12:6-11 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”
7 As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father?
8 If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.
9 Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?
10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness.
11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.