Thursday, June 23, 2016

Signs of a "godless church"...

     

By Todd Lockwood

     Godless churches are covered in stones of lies that prevent seeds of truth from sprouting. Once the seed is cast, there is only a glimmer of hope before it settles upon uninhabitable ground. Members create within themselves religious affections as they see the glimmer of hope but ignore the multitude of rotting seeds that surround them. Motivational preaching snatches them away before they have a chance to consider the ground of death beneath their feet. Services end on a spiritual high but every week results in spiritual lows. 

     True religion with holy affections that perseveres to the end is seen as extreme, offensive, and divisive. Short lived revivals are seen as the path to heaven, not consistency and growth. The church needs excitement and soothsayers around every corner to distract them from their true condition. In the end, the church deceives people in thinking that it is a godly church when in fact it is nothing more than a counterfeit. The only thing that the church can offer is spiritual death, temporary joy and gains, and a lifetime supply of deception.

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. - John 17:17