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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ANEMIC CHURCH GROWTH   BY STEVE FINNELL

Why are churches of Christ losing members or at best seeing anemic growth? Could it be because the world looks at Christians and see no discernible difference between the world and Christians?

Could anemic growth be attributed to the fact that churches do not teach against the Masonic Lodge, but instead call Masons to preach or place them in other leadership positions in the church?

Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry-B
BIBLE....Therefore, whatever to any people express that will may be used as a substitute for the Bible in a Masonic Lodge. Thus, in a Lodge consisting entirely of Jews, the Old Testament alone  may be placed upon the altar, and Turkish Freemasons make use of the Koran. Whether it be the Gospels to the Christian, the Pentateuch to the Israelite, the Koran to the Mussulman, or the Vedas to the Brahman, it everywhere Masonically conveys the same idea-that of the symbolism of the Divine Will revealed to man.

Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached, he is to be accursed!

Paul said let them be accursed. The modern church says welcome them with open arms and ordained them to leadership positions in the church.

The contemporary church says do not preach or teach against sinful practices in the church, because might offend some members.

1 Corinthians 5:11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler---not even to eat with such a one.

Contrary to what the apostle Paul wrote, our churches today say, do not point out the sins of church members. The mantra is we just need to love them. Not only are we told to just love them,  we ordain or tolerate homosexuals, adulterers, and other fornicators in leadership positions in the church.  Yes, drunkards as well.

Is it possible that the reason for anemic or no church growth is the lack of repentance among church members and no expectations of seeing a difference between Christians and those outside of Christ?

    

1 comment:

  1. Could it have ANYTHING to do with the otherwise invisible fact the Church of today doesn't seem to have have any more power or answers than does the government, Oprah or Dr Phil once investigated on a meaningful level?

    Could it have anything to do with the divisive nature of most believer's across denominational lines drawn in the sand?

    The fact that Bill Gates outreach benevolence programs annually out gives nearly all evangelical church denominations "Combined"?

    Because the world measures the church by how much they give instead of "Why" they give?

    Could it have anything to do with what doesn't take place where the preaching says "Go to the Elders if you're sick"?

    Could it have anything to do with the leaders who are being proved by increasing percentages to be just as blemished and in some instances even more than are most lay persons?

    Could it have anything to do with the divorce rate outside the church is almost equal to those who attend and/or are active members of a Church when they do divorce?

    Those who control the microphone and preach about repentance, perseverance of the saints, finding and walking in the "Will of God" yet they can't keep their paws off of little Children or a local prostitute?

    An entity where everything people "Do is OK" and everyone's opinion is "Alright" as long as they show up on sundays or when the doors are open with their tithe?

    Could it have anything to do with NOT knowing who to Trust and the real kicker is the "WHY" most can't be trusted?

    It's one thing to build your house on shifting sands, yet what about burying your head in it?

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