There are many things happening around the world to report on, however, I think it is important that we examine ourselves. It is easy to think the problems are out there somewhere, but the solutions begin with changing ourselves. “How wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?” (A) This post is on how the church has led the World into sin & failure. After writing some initial thoughts myself, I will switch and paraphrase in condensed form a prophetic message from my brother & friend George Sabin.
THE CHURCH HAS LED IN GOOD THINGS. For example: the Amish farming practices of crop rotation & leaving your ground fallow was copied by others. When the Industrial Revolution got started, it was Christians and the church that advocated for better working conditions for industrial workers. Sadly, the socialists took credit for what the church accomplished in the 19th century. A good resource on this topic is a chapter in the “End of Economic Man” by Peter Drucker; I believe the chapter is called “The failure of the church”. Drucker gives both good & bad examples of the church leading the world. He points out that German church had failed to give non-economic answers, which left a void that the Nazi’s filled. Speaking of church failures, we will now segued into a condensed, rewritten version of George’s message.
GOD’S RULE & AUTHORITY. God extends His rule & Body authority to earth. The church needs to repent of their failures before the courts of heaven.
DECEITFUL NEWS. Christian religion has authorized wickedness & preaches a deceitful fake news gospel. Likewise, the World promotes wickedness & fake news.
ABORTION & MURDER. Christian religion aborts new converts who need nurturing & discipleship & answers for life’s problems. They promote divisions & hate in the Body. [Hate is a milder form of murder.] Likewise, the World promotes abortion, hate & murder. The church needs to repent for preventing the Holy Spirit to lead the Body, and censoring Christ in the discipling process.
TRAFFICKING SOULS FOR PROFIT. Christian religion profits from people & has its own moneychangers. Likewise, the World traffics people & children, and makes merchandise of the souls of mankind. The church needs to repent for trafficking of souls for ambition, money, power & influence.
IDOLATRY. The church idolizes, speaks evil of others, & is a respecter of persons. Likewise, the World does. The church needs to repent for using their tongue to tear down rather than elevate & build up others.
PYRAMIDS OF POWER. Christian religion has its pyramids of power & territorialism. Likewise, so does the World. The church needs to repent of authorizing conformity to the World, & for a lack of meekness & humility. The church has chased success rather than the Holy Spirit leadership. Will a global “God goal” collective bring about a true great union? No more than the rebellion at the Tower of Babel.
SPIRITUAL HAPPY MEALS. The church is giving a “Happy Meal equipping” rather than a Christ-foundational heavenly culture.
1 JN 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
ROM 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.
FINAL THOUGHTS. My writings have exposed some serious sins in denominations across the board incl. the “non-worldly” Amish & Mennonite churches. By the way, I love the Amish & Mennonites. The sins that the churches are invested with are having a direct relationship with the World, a direct consequence to the World around them. May God grant us the wisdom to examine ourselves & correct what the Holy Spirit convicts us of.
REFERENCES. Title comes from 1 PTR 4:17 (A) MT 7:3-5 also in LK.