This oughtta just grip you.
Faith Leaders Deserve a Shot at Creating Peace on Earth.
I’m thinking: what?!?!
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
It seems to be that right before our eyes we’re witnessing prophesy. In yet another, “I have no mouth and yet I must scream,” moment: O, how I pray for the church in America. The ways of some “leaders” and parts of the body of Christ are amazing. I purposely (no pun intended – really) have not blogged on all the astonishing revelations regarding “officials” in church organizations, and, in particular, probably the most prominent pastor in America. It’s staggering that there isn’t an outcry that he went to Syria, that he spread the information he did and that there isn’t extreme outrage regarding the misinformation regarding the treatment of Christians (and Jews) in Syria. I pray the church will watch carefully what’s going on, listen carefully to what’s being said, and be wisely discerning the “signs of the times.” The seeming silence of “the church” regarding such recent news is deafening.
Probably more staggering is the floundering of the church and the seeming willing acceptance of a a slow departure from the ways of God and the directives of the Word and tremendous distortion of the Truth of God.
One must pray for wisdom and understanding regarding the reading of current events in the news and then to hold it up to Scripture. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6.7
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.