I can not think of a harsher statement in the Word of God, as is found in 2 Timothy 3:5, apart from the Great White Throne Statements to the lost, as they depart for their eternal punishment. The Apostle Paul, writing to a young preacher, and dare I say evangelist, Timothy, admonishes him to turn away from those around him living not just in sin, but in apostasy.
Some may say, that this is not something that can be so done these days. The world is just too much, they may complain. Maybe they simply like that mega, non-denominational, drums beating, church. I cannot answer, however it seems as time progresses, that the more sinful the world becomes, the less separated the church is. Then again, as more and more perversions of the Bible are written, the relaxation of doctrine for the sake of the comfort of the people is acceptable… Right?
How many churches pander to those with itching ears? How many churches have the sort of music the world would choose to listen to? How many churches preach that sin is alright as long as you give to the church? I would contend none… Why? It is simply because I do not consider those apostate failings to be any more a ‘church’ than your local McDonalds!
I know, I know.. Harsh.. Too much.. How could I judge another church… Right? Just who do I think I am, for sitting here, typing at my keyboard, calling the local non-denominational gathering place, something other than a church!? How could I dare, to say that any other church, that disagrees with what I am saying, is NOT TRULY A CHURCH!? It is simple… Very simple… In fact, so simple that no one in their right mind, in their Holy Spirit led walk with the Saviour could ever miss..
James 4:4 – Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
Now you may say – “Oh come on preacher! Just because the ‘church’ has modern music, doesn’t mean it is a bad place!” To this I would ask this… What is the point of switching to this newer style of music?! Does it have to do with the idea that the old time, hymns of old are no longer relevant? Please, do show me how repeating the same chorus, of ‘Shine Jesus, Shine’ will do anything but lull the crowd into a frenzied trance! Let us not forget the emo-christian groups, and christian-rappers making the rounds in the local non-denominational scene.. Doesn’t such a scene just scream separation from the world!! Does it not just tell the world how much different we are from them!! NO IT DOES NOT!!!
Friend, I am not saying that all of these people are bad people – far from it. However, how many people are sent to hell every day by easy believism being taught before, or after the local non-denominational rock concert? What repentance is being taught among those who have no desire to do anything but chill, and have a good time for Jesus?? God forbid that this should continue… However, it will.. One of the greatest tools of Satan, is not witchcraft, Satanism, demons, or violence.. It is counterfeit Christianity… Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… From such TURN AWAY.
1 Timothy 4:1 – Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
What is more seducing?? That there is no sacrifice for the Lord? That there is not change when entering His family? Apparently – we all must get along.. We are just one large family of God right? Wrong Again –
1 Corinthians 5:12 – For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
We are to judge our family – those who are within.. Judge them by what? By the Bible – and that is something that they no longer do in the mega-whatever. 20 pastors – all with their own little room.. All with their own little setup.. Leadership comprised of teens, tweens and everything in between.. No one with BIBLICAL backing – save for the New World Whatever sitting on their desk.. Can the quote the King James Bible? Nope.. It offends too many people – makes people uncomfortable.. We don’t want to see that happen.. After all – Who would fill the seats for the praise and worship atrocities being committed? Who would pay for the ‘Christian’ emo concerts?
Jesus wouldn’t – as a matter of fact He didn’t.
1 Peter 2:9 – But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
When the ‘church’ is now no different than the club – there is nothing peculiar about it.
This is not a church –
This is –
Maybe you are entangled in a mess of modernism and apostasy??
I recommend – HIGHLY – reaching out to either us, or your local Baptist church – KJV ONLY – and getting acquainted.. You will not regret making a serious change in a proper walk with Christ.. What do you have to lose? Other than being a part of something that isn’t even real?
From such – turn way.