The plight of today churches is just plain scary. I know I am going to offend a bunch of people here but I have to say that even though as a Christian I love you all...some of you may as well as just stay home on Sunday for all the good you do the Lord.
How dare you Mr. Marple!! No! How dare you call yourself a Christian. Jesus said the following: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8 (KJV)
Let me ask you something? When was the last time you took a stand for your faith in Jesus Christ. When was the last time you got down on your knees and sobbed with gratitude that God came as man and died a horrible death so that you wouldn't end up in Hell. Huh! Tell me. Hows that Sunday service going for ya when you sit there and can't wait for the pastor, reverend, or priest to shut up so you can get on with your own personal needs. Don't worry...I point the same finger back at myself. I look in the mirror and get disgusted by my lack of action. I'm covered in the blood of Jesus Christ for my sins and in gratitude I ignore him and the commission he has for me...saving souls from Hell.
Today we behold the spectacle of perverts taking over more and more key post in our government, schools, and churches .And don't point fingers at any one political party or another. They both have planted seeds of perversion and sedition within this country. Enemies of our country are appointed to sub cabinet positions representing the same philosophies of hatred and bigotry that has turned the middle east into a slaughter house... but hey, we all worship the same God...blasphemy. Jesus said, " I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME. John 14:6 (KJV)
Children are taught in our schools to disregard any moral law taught by God and senseless massacres occur over and over again.
The very statues of God that point out specific sins are ignored and our "rights" supersede God's law even though we do so at our own peril because we destroy ourselves from within just like ancient civilizations.
Our military is being dismantled and morale is at an all-time low.
Millions of unborn children have been vacuumed out of their mothers.
We are a civilization that is coming apart at the seams. You know it and so do I.
Why? Well in no small measure it is because we believe in "another Jesus." We, in the church, have truly lost contact with the true God and His revealed way of life. We want Him on our terms. We create Him in OUR image. Where is our true growth, our true maturity, our true integrity. These are the fruits of the spirit of those who live in obedience to God and through the Holy Spirit become "fishers of men". The false worship systems of today replaced the simple truths of Jesus Christ. We created so many man made dogmas within the church that we forgot the truth. Thessalonians says that before the coming of the "man of lawlessness" (Antichrist) there will be a great falling away. I believe it is here for America. Look around you. We have kicked God to the curb and we reap the whirlwind.
Can we save this country? I really don't know. Many say we are past the tipping point. But I do know this. We can at least try to save another. We can come out of our self imposed shells and be about the business of the Lord. I believe the time is short and whether you share that same feeling as a Christian or not is not important. What is important is the lost. Lets try to remember...Today is the day of Salvation.
Randy L. Marple