At least that’s what the consensus seems to be.

Watching the evening news tonight I was reminded of the fact that America is living dangerously close to complete chaos.Right is no longer perceived as right.Wrong is no longer looked at as wrong.The lines are blurred to oblivion.The long fought battle to destroy Christianity and it’s value system in America is all but won.

I know,I know…….there are those few who still cling to their faith and are just as likely to say “America will never forsake Christ,this is a Christian nation.The church is marching like a mighty army into battle!”

Sorry, but America long ago ceased to be a “Christian” nation. Even a cursory look into the world of church statistics will tell you that church attendance is down significantly,as is the percentage of people who say they read their Bibles. But that’s another topic for another day.

Tonight I learned that not 25 miles from me a school is embroiled in a bitter battle over a girl who believes she should be a boy and be permitted to use the boys restroom.Which she has been doing(unbeknownst to parents) since school started this year,oh by the way.Parents on both sides of this (non)issue are declaring they are right.

A clerk in Kentucky refuses to issue a marriage license to people of the same sex.Apparently that one is headed for the Supreme Court.After all,the protesters loudly complain,”we pay your salary so do the job you were voted in to do!Your personal religious beliefs have nothing to do with it!”

Meanwhile,another police officer was murdered today.And for what?

Oh,I don’t want to forget to remind you that Wall Street is trembling again.

But hey, it’s all good. To each his own. Do your own thing. Just be YOU.Isn’t this the society that the majority wants?No rules! No laws! Certainly no religion!

Wait! Religion? Church???

For the life of me I cannot understand the silence of the church in the midst of all that is taking place in America.It’s as if the churches are under a gag order not to say anything against the popular opinions of our day.Why is that? Is it because our pulpits are filled with cowards who have no strength to declare the whole counsel of God? Is this what our seminaries and Christian colleges are churning out today?

Famous TV Hirelings masquerading as biblical shepherds who are more concerned about building up their personal wealth portfolios then they are about calling out the fact that there is sin in the camp.

Hirelings who brag about the size of their email contacts and donor lists,yet say nothing to confront the sin in their churches.Hey…did you hear about the latest greatest church conference? Everyone who is anyone will be there!!

Meanwhile the poor get poorer.Hungry children grow hungrier still.The homeless shiver as they endure another night in the cold.

And the church is so quiet.It sets upon untold millions of dollars while waiting for the government to ease the ills of society.

Someone please explain to me how any of this lines up with the biblical model of church!

Listen,people criticize me for making what they perceive as negative comments about the church.Don’t you know they say,the church is off limits to criticism! Gee…maybe that’s part of the problem.

I do not criticize the church for the sake of being critical.I call it as I see it based upon actual events that I am either involved with or have first hand knowledge of.And what I see is that the church,the church that the Son of God was murdered for,has become synonymous with the world.And I am not afraid to call anyone out for the blasphemous behavior that perpetrates the church today.

When was the last time your pastor declared with boldness…

17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”

18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.”   2Co 6:17-18 NKJV

But wait!! It’s all good.No need to get preachy about it!! Just be YOU!!

No wonder the prophet Jeremiah declared…

31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?   [Jer 5:31 KJV] (emphasis mine)

Which just happens to line up perfectly with another rabble rouser preacher named Paul who stated……

1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:

2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.    [2Ti 4:1-4 NKJV]

The time will come when “THEY” will not endure sound doctrine.Who is “THEY” that Paul refers to here?

“They” is the church.That’s right. The time will come when the CHURCH will not endure sound doctrine.

When that happens,the church becomes just another worldly institution designed to serve man and not God.

Sort of like what we have now.

The world can say “It’s all Good” but I see it in a different light.Looking through the lens of scripture,I’d say things were not at all good.

What say ye?

Ron

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