Can’s sleep tonight. I don’t know if I had too much coffee or read too much or listened to too much today. It’s probably a combination of the three… but… sleep eludes me tonight. So much is going on!! I am completely astonished—really. I say to myself over and over… how bad are things going to get. What will things look like when they get there? It’s amazing to me the incredible break-neck speed at which things are hurling concerning the state of affairs in the church today and all that’s going on.
Concerned with temporal things, seduced by the arrogance of witty inventions, robed in carnality and swaying to the beat of the world, the church is gorging on spiritual junk food, getting fat and growing broad on fizzy-sweet, provocative and seemingly sumptuous faire. All the while cancer is spreading, eating away at the heart and mind of the sick, grossly inflated body. Anesthetized by seductive messages, the pain of the slow death is masked and the damage pervades and has begun to saturate the body, dull the thinking and blind the eyes.
Really. This is the state of the church in America.
The gimme-what-I-want and tell-me-what-I-want-to-hear and let-me-dance-at-my-own-pace-to-the-beat-of-my-own-drum church…
The: Yes, I know it’s not all about me. I know it’s all about what I think about me and what I think about what I want and how I am going to get it.
That’s a lot of the church.
Consider a book that’s coming out in the Spring of ’07. Here’s a write up of the book: “Sex God – Exploring the Endless Connections between Sexuality and Spirituality” – if you didn’t read The Velvet Elvis book by the same, you might not presently be as alarmed as you will be when you do read or learn of the contents of the book. And if you don’t know what’s being said and taught in the paradigm-blaster churches around the country and what’s being shipped around the world, then you are in for a stunner at what you’ll encounter. When you click links on the biggies websites… you’ll be nothing short of amazed—well, maybe not as amazed as you would be were you to actually attend the ‘services’ offered. So I’d suggest attentive awareness.
That, or you might be pulled into the abyss of misinformation and delusional teachings. “Go carefully” is an admonition I read fairly often. It becomes more apropos with each passing day.