Unfortunately, in large measure the Church of today is severely compromised, and many do not even realize it
By Greg Holt
“And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.” Genesis 21:33
I love these words concerning faithful Abraham, who called on the everlasting God. Our God is everlasting, permanent, indestructible, unstoppable, unbreakable, indefatigable, perpetual, immortal, omnipotent, and reigns supreme, and He always will! Our God has always been here, and He always will be. God will never forsake us, will never leave us, and cares deeply for us.
“…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
“casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Since God is always with us, a fact that a large portion of the Church seems to have forgotten – He sees all that we do; one cannot play hide-and-seek with God. The Lord “sees” all that have turned away from His Word and have embraced fallacies (false doctrine), He sees the Church ignoring His words to us and instead following the traditions of men.
The Lord spoke to Jeremiah imparting to him truth concerning Israel, and these words also describe a large portion of today’s Church.
“This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.” Jeremiah 13:10
The Lord had instructed Jeremiah to place the girdle “in a hole of the rock” (Jeremiah 13:4), and then days later instructed him to take the girdle from where he had hidden it. Jeremiah dug it up, and the result was that the girdle was marred, ruined (Jeremiah 13:6-7).
Israel had become “good for nothing” in the eyes of the Lord. In Much the same way, the Church of today has become good for nothing in the eyes of the Lord – the “Church” is repeating the mistakes of Israel. Not a popular sentiment among the so-called faithful. Then again, I’m not trying to be popular, just truthful.
The truth is that the Church has become just like the prodigal son who grabbed his inheritance with both fists, and took off to lands far and away – squandering what he had been given on drink and other things. The difference is that the prodigal son came to his senses and returned, is the Church going to do likewise? The Church is squandering its inheritance while slamming the door shut in God’s face.
God’s Word tells us plainly that we reap what we sow, to wit:
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
Unfortunately, in large measure the Church of today is severely compromised, and many do not even realize it. The people who are compromised are blinded by the god of this world. I can hear what some of you are thinking; that these are Christians, and therefore, they can’t be blinded by Satan. Actually, yes they can, and are they really Christians to begin with? Christians can be blinded; otherwise, we would not have any need for the Armor of God spoken of in Ephesians 6.
“Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:6
Haggai in a sense is saying that doing anything without the Lord God is futile. We ought to be about the Lord’s work first, and our own second. All that we need, God will provide for us; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). Not only does the Church ignore the prescribed work of the Lord, but it has become worldly, and not set apart as it is supposed to be.
Instead of fulfilling the Great Commission, Churches worry more about entertaining people and not offending them. Sermons are fluff pieces that often lack any serious teaching. Church is more like a social event than what church is supposed to be about – teaching and learning the Word of God. Even more importantly, worshipping God, thanking Him, praising Him, and adoring (loving) Him with our very souls.
Instead, Churches are dismissing parts of the Bible as fake, mere stories, not to be taken seriously. Other parts of the Bible are completely ignored. Homosexuals and lesbians are allowed to be pastors, and pastors use vile and filthy language in their sermons. Pastors and their congregations support abortion and infanticide, and have no problem cursing those who do not, not to mention giving them the finger. And these are Christians?
The Apostle Paul gives us warning; a warning that should be heeded but is not:
“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:12
I fear for the Church; much is done within the Church that should not be, and much is not done that should be. The Church cannot thumb its nose at God and expect that things will turn out well. God does care for us, He allowed Himself to be killed for our benefit after all. But that in no way means that God is going to overlook the unfaithfulness of the Church, or excuse it.
Those who follow a perverted gospel as the Pharisees did will share their fate – Hell. There is yet time to turn things around, those who return to Christ as did the “prodigal,” can be forgiven and accepted back into the fold. Lost sheep are important to God – I know; I was one of them.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5
The above verse of course speaks of the world in general – unfortunately it also speaks of the Church in large measure. The Church is filled with goats, but it should be filled with sheep. Sheep it is said are about the stupidest animal there is; be that as it may, the goats in the Church make the sheep look smart.
The sheep at least have enough sense to follow the Shepherd – do you?
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
Categories: END TIMES / PROPHECY, FAITH FOR TODAY, OUTREACH, THE WORD OF GOD FOR TODAY
Very well said. I am sure you know that 65% of Christians today do not believe the devil, demons, and hell are real. The occult has infiltrated many of today’s churches with things like yoga, mediums doing readings, so called healing crystals, and more. All anyone needs to do is look at the charismatic movement to see these things in full force like what they call speaking in tongues which sounds like a toddler trying to talk with a mouth full of mashed potatoes, barking like dogs, rolling around on the floor laughing hysterically, and screaming as if they are possessed the question for me is are they? If you look into practices like Kundalini yoga they believe there is a serpent at the base of the spine and as you go through the poses this serpent moves up the spine until the third eye is opened. I have seen videos of people that practice this and they behave just like charismatics do.
Most of today’s churches leave a full 1/3 of the Bible out of their sermons. One in particular telling people to live their best life now. I can tell you if this is my best life I want a refund. He says he doesn’t preach on hell because people already feel guilty enough. Really? A female pastor told a women when her child died it was her fault because she didn’t have enough faith. Some teach we are little gods and that God needs our permission to do anything on earth. God needs no ones permission to do anything, anywhere, at any time and it seems they are going to find this out the hard way. As you said they are allowing practicing homosexuals and lesbians to pastor churches and allowing trans men and women to be in and perform shows in churches.
Members of the occult are infiltrating churches to destroy them from the inside out and people have no clue these people really exist let alone there is probably one sitting right next to them in Sunday service and whispering gossip into their itching ears about other members of the church and even the pastor all in an effort to turn them all against each other and it works. Many of these people are not saved and many of them have no clue what being saved even means. Most of them have never even read the Bible for themselves so doesn’t know what it says. So I would say yes the church is full of goats and serpents.
Well said, I wish (pray) that more “eyes” will yet be opened within and without the Church. There is much confusion about the Bible and Jesus etc. Blessings to you.
Thank you, and though I feel we are in the last days there is still much prayer and work to do too increase the fold. Blessings to you as well.