Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
For the last two years, the Church has declined to follow Biblical truth and has preferred to follow government propaganda and mainstream media lies.
How could the Church all of a sudden, lose its way and fail to discern the truth. Thousands of people out there in the world realise we are being lied to, but the Church soldiers on, blissfully unaware.
The answer to this is that it has not happened all of a sudden. This position has happened over a longer period of time in which the Church has accepted the ways of the world, the rules of the world and the role of the world in shaping the Church.
The Church has accepted that it must conform to the world in direct contradiction to the teaching of the Apostle Paul when he said ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world’.
In my sixty years in this world, I have witnessed the Church become unrecognizable from what I knew sixty years ago. It is also unrecognizable from the Church we read about in the book of Acts.
We, in the Church, often lament and wonder what is wrong in the world, when the real question is what is wrong in the Church.
Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”.
The truth of the matter is that the Church has lost its saltiness and is no longer shining among the nations. The Church influences the nation, so if the nation is in a mess, it is because the Church is having no influence. If the nation is in darkness, then it is because the light of the Church is not shining.
How long will it be before we, in the Church, accept responsibility and repent, instead of blaming the wicked world? The world could not be wicked if we salted it or shone our light upon it. What will it take to drive us to our knees in repentance for sixty years of turning away from God?
The bottom line is that the world cannot turn until we turn. The world cannot get a taste until we start salting it. The world cannot get light until we start shining. Until the Church turns, things will continue to get worse.
If you do not agree with these views, please contact me and show me otherwise. I am simply taking the Bible at face value.