A fatality we could have foreseen

33) In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34) “Let us alone! What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are–the Holy One of God!” 35) But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst of the people, he came out of him without doing him any harm. 36) And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, “What is this message? For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they come out.”

Luke 4:33-36

Did it ever dawn on anyone that people die on Sundays and Saturdays, that abominable things are said and done in church?

People are dying in church, dismissed by the cloud of noxious weeds. Bad doctrine is responsible for sleeping saints. Neither Christ nor his blood are commodities at our disposal.

29) For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30) For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.

1 Corinthians 11:29-30

The sleeping saints will say amen on cue. Please do not join them.

How quickly we forget how the media has contributed to hard attitudes towards the poor and people with disabilities! How can we rush to expose our fellowship to the abuses that seem to be okay on the worldwide web?

The last time I checked the church was not an arm of secular government and governments all over the globe will not hesitate to do to us what was done to our glorified leader if we say what he used to say. The assembly of the saints has turned into a circus of good boys and girls pretending to be seasoned warriors. Remember, please, how the media used a misguided 33% of the public to put a bigot and criminal business man into executive power in the United States.

Why you should avoid digital church

I have been an advocate for genuine fellowship for a long time. It is an insult to have anyone – especially an unfamiliar person – talk to the church without an understanding that the audience is not a collection of robots who will rubber stamp every thing being said. No preacher, pastor, teacher or prophet should expect to minister apart from a vigorous participation of the “audience”.

26) What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27) If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; 28) but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God. 29) Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment. 30) But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent. 31) For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; 32) and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; 33) for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

1 Corinthians 14:26-33

Just imagine what church can become and do not forget what she is.