Due to Covid 19 big changes have been experienced by the so called CHURCH. Many have closed their doors and have a FOR SALE sign on the front lawn. And interesting search on Google, I did it, amazing what is now up for sale across the country.
A survey was made of evangelical churches and they came up that only about 1/4 of the people now believe that the Bible is the Word of God. So we are now having a lot of folks that think they are Christian and going to go to heaven based on what they want to believe rather than the Truth that our Creator God has sent us through HIS prophets and Christ Jesus as LORD.
So it would seem that we have an emerging “Social Church” making up their own doctrine but we also still have a “Biblical based Church” which is seeking to find God Truth from the context of the Holy Scriptures. Over the years, I have learned that God’s Truth is the only thing that works and to be sure I have to know it for my self from the Bible. As the transition that GOD wants to take us through, as Jesus taught, is straight and narrow and only a few will find it. So now in the world there are many lovely pastel’s to select from. But only God’s Truth is the perfect white light with the perfect balance of all of the colors that we can see. And God’s perfect Truth is the only truth that the Holy Spirit can confirm with God’s Power.
Many so called church’s today are only a church of words and theological thought and few have any faith at all for God’s Supernatural Power to be present. But actually we were encouraged by Jesus to learn to do what HE did, and HE told us that we would even do greater things than HE did, 1 Tim.4:13. And Jesus came to make it possible for us to discard the Adamic nature of pride and rebellion and find in HIM the heavenly nature of loving humility, obedience and power. There are so many places in the Bible which tell us one thing and our traditions in church do another.
We are at a time in world history that we need to really know what GOD said as to the TRUTH as we are getting very close to the end of this age, Luke 21:24: “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (completed).” In my life time I have lived through WW2 and the captivity of the Jews and saw Jerusalem become again the capital city of Israel and the Jews return to the land. So we are well into the birth pains now for the completion of the “Body of Christ” HIS “Rod of Iron” to assist Christ Jesus during HIS 1,000 reign as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Rev. 20:2-5. Time will then cease and there will be a new heavens and a new earth of God & family.
And so, what are we doing wrong so at to limit the Power of God from touching those in need? This is some of the list that I am working on:
The Lord’s Church is an interactive forum, Our vain traditions have made it into a money pit theater.
Church is to be of and by and for Jesus as LORD, with the people in loving unity, 1 Cor. 14:26-30
The church does not use tithing, God wants 100% of the time and resources from HIS people as given in faith.
The gifts and offering that are freely given should go for the Gospel & the poor, 2 Cor. 9:7
No scripture found for using ministry funds for anything other then evangelism and helping the poor.
No Biblical support for supporting the vain traditions of having a paid clergy.
Only Men can teach Men to be righteous and holy before the LORD, 1 Tim.2:12, 3:2
No scriptural support for divisions of any kind. no agree to disagree. John 17:20-26
Jesus alone to be lifted up, as Lord & Savior. Eph. 4:11-16. Not a denomination nor a gifted minister.
No support for building buildings as a church, House Churches only found used in New Testament.
No sharing of a Christian home for other than Biblical doctrinal positions. 2 John 1:10
Only the Bible can be used in context to find God’s Truth. God is not the author of confusion.
And this is just a beginning list of where seems we need real change, Paul gave a very accurate prophesy concerning or Latter Day church, 2 Tim. 3 which also includes: 2 Tim. 3:5, “ traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.”
Jesus said this about it in Mark 7:7 “He replied, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture], ‘These people honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. ‘They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense], Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].’ 8 You disregard and neglect the commandment of God, and cling [faithfully] to the tradition of men.”
Paul shares with Timothy, 2 Tim.4:2-4: “preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching. 3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold, 4 and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].
Today, in 2022, we are finding this error and vanity of words, all around us. And we find many in denominations that are seeking to be lifted up in the “Lord’s Glory” for personal gain. of to build their own ego. The church of Christ Jesus is without walls and a place where Jesus is LORD. Acts 17:11: “Now the Berean’s were more noble and open-minded than those in Thessalonica, so they received the message [of salvation through faith in the Christ] with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life