In my opinion, the so-called church has been a disgrace the past years. Having already been softened by false teachers and wolves, the church has continued in bowing to evil and caving to ungodly tyranny. They neglected to call upon the Lord while replacing sound doctrine, humility, and reverence unto Him, "who is able to destroy both soul and body.” It's been replaced by fear, complacency, and the battle cry, “for the greater good.” Having been given the opportunity to be refined and tested in their faith, they allowed this crucible of wickedness and lies to take over their minds. They ignorantly supported and lifted up all the little antichrists whose sole purpose was to divide and conquer. Others posted feel-good memes on social media to make themselves appear to “be kind.” Preachers gave on-line sermons, weeping as they neglected to encourage true fellowship with the Lord along with believers, settling instead, for the unrighteousness of the world rather than taking up their cross. They sat on the sidelines allowing deception to infiltrate the church while the sheep got scattered.
Covid? Think about the persecution of the early church and ask yourselves, "was it worth it?"
God did not separate elders to act as cheerleaders. “He Himself gave some, apostles, and some prophets, and some shepherds and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12).
The church's cowardly stance had already been taken when vipers like Mike Yaconelli, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Rick Warren, Mark Driscoll, and others were celebrated and ushered into their doors. Meanwhile, the stench of their heresy continues to fill the air. It's now become transparently revealed during this time when the flock needs, more than ever, Godly leadership to prevail. Were you not charged with discerning the times and to warn the Church concerning adversaries? James wrote “Adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
There is no such thing as “go along to get along” in serving the Almighty.
I take no pleasure in what I have witnessed. It saddens my heart. Blindness is real. Yet I know that God has always set apart a remnant church of His children bought and paid for by the precious and holy blood of Jesus. The remnant follows in that trail of blood. Being hated and persecuted for his name because we trust in him who says, “I will be with you always, even unto the end of the age” (Matthew 28:21). That remnant seeks the Lord for signs and wonders when their backs are up against the Red Sea. They seek and trust in His Divine power to rescue them or if it be His will, to die with outstretched hands and the promise of eternal life.
To Him be the glory now and forever…