How is it that so many church’s today operate in complete defiance of God’s
Word, yet present itself as holy?
There is clear and varifiable evidence of idolatry, arrogance, greed, just to name a few. Many of these churches boast of thousands of members. Many of those same members complain among themselves, but rarely address the powers that be.
Tithing has been converted to acts of continues begging, several times during church services. Yet when you read the church programs, you see no provisions for the hungry, or homeless or the lost that are beyond the church doors. God said that we are to visit those in prison as if we were He visiting them. Yet the majority of churghes have no members ministering to this population.
However, the so called christian world ignores all of the above atrocities. And yes, that is what they are.
My question is, how has this happened and more importantly, how does it continue to happen?
In a nutshell? Biblical illiteracy and a casual attitude about sin.
Psalm 14:1-3 The fool has said in his heart,“There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. (NKJV)
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? (NKJV)
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. (NKJV)
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (NKJV)
1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. (NKJV)
Revelation 3:16-17 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— (NKJV)