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The problem with churches today is that they are filled with people trying to build a relationship with God without knowing who God is and what He is like (i.e., the character and attributes of God).

Doctrine (Bible teaching and Bible knowledge) is essential. And remember: in order to teach doctrine, you have to have truth, and that means you must have an infallible Bible.

And what church has that (an infallible Bible) today? Very few. Most churches have pastors who correct the Scripture far more than they learn it, teach it, and live it. So, because they do not have a trustworthy Bible, they do anything and everything they can to make you feel like you have a relationship with God. 

We've traded knowing God (through Scripture) for feeling God (through experience and entertainment).

Leer más: Doctrine: A problem in churches...

Categoría: Apostasy

My buddy Chip just sent me a link to this article; it's short and very good: 

The Church has hoped to use bad rock music, a casual atmosphere, pop culture references, and a general spirit of irreverence and worldliness as a means to entice the next generation into the pews. It has exploited all of the worst and most transitory aspects of youth, and all it has done is alienate the very people it deformed itself to attract.

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Categoría: Apostasy

My friend Dave sent me a link to a t-shirt design I found wonderfully insightful (and NO, I am not a Calvinist; I'm a Bible believer): 

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Categoría: Apostasy

Derek Brown posted a new article today about praying for your pastor. He made some comments in the article I thought were very insightful... because they are true: 

  • "...few Christians really know what pastoral ministry entails."
  • "For some, the quip, 'A pastor only works one day a week” may seem pretty close to the truth."
  • "Others view pastoral ministry as a helping profession (akin to professional counseling, but easier) where the pastor’s 35-40 hour workweek consists mainly of coffee-shop chats, a few staff meetings, and a little light reading and Bible study. Good stuff, but none of it too difficult."
  • "...some Christians think of their pastors more as CEOs whose main job is to manage and expand the programs and overall influence of the corporation rather than shepherds who have been called to feed and protect sheep."
  • "Marketing, management, motivation, and resource acquisition are seen as the pastor’s primary responsibilities rather than preaching, teaching, praying, and training other leaders."

And then he goes on to lend credence to these views because of pastors themselves today

  • "...many people have such a truncated view of the pastoral ministry (a view that is, sadly, perpetuated by some lazy and incompetent pastors)..."

Amen.

Categoría: Ministry