Monday, 5 December 2016

Why the Modern Western Church is So Useless

The modern Western Church is so apathetic, lazy and weak in fighting evil. Why? Because of its comfort in its material riches, and also her fear of man. The modern west in the most mammonised society, as well as the most humanistic in the modern world. So, practicing true Christian conduct risks on of losing one's favour with those who feed one's belly. Owing to this attachment to material earthly riches, pleasure and comfort, and the increasing secular humanistic opposition which threatens this earthly comfort, many Christians in the west are not just fearful of man - they are full of the fear of man, as if the word and opinion of man mattered more than the Word of God.

They think they do not compromise the Word of God, but they do in denying its power to save souls by trying to reduce the offensive power of it. It is this very power that is the power to save, the power of offense. As the Word of God says:  

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:16-17). 

If there is no offense felt towards hearing the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, then that would be no Gospel because the world hates truth because it exposes their sins, exposing to them the vile wretched sinners they truly are (John 3:20). The sinner thinks he is pure in his own eyes, and loves darkness because that is what he is. So, if no offense to him is caused, he will remain proud in his sins. Only and only if there is offense caused to him to expose his sins could he possible by saved. Otherwise, he will be like a pig caught in wallow, and enjoying it. 

It is because of this attempt to reduce the offensiveness of the Bible to the unregenerate vile sinners, which the Christians should never ever ever ever be ashamed of, which has made the modern western Church useless in preaching the Gospel to its unsaved counterparts. This is exactly what it means to treat the word and opinion of man as if it mattered more than the Word of God.

People in modern western society, both the unsaved and saved, are very childish in not accepting offense, and thinking that if one is offended, the person who has offended him is wrong and at fault. This is extremely childish and foolish, and absolutely despicable. Many in the modern western Church, in pushing this idea, have destroyed the work of so many who seek to evangelise to the lost.

It is time for all of us to repent of such desire to serve mammon, the fear of man and also the childish thinking of not wanting to be offended. Yes, this childish thinking is sin because it is foolishness in the eyes of God.  The devising of folly is a sin (Proverbs 24:9). 

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 5:13-16)