Pilgrim’s Keyboard

December 17, 2008

My Concern …

Filed under: Bruce — pilgrimskeyboard @ 4:27 am

My concern today is that too many individuals are coming to a church service to worship God who do not know him. Now it is good that one would come to the house of the Lord and listen to the prayers, singing, fellowship, reading of Scripture, and the preaching of God’s Word. Please do not mistake what I am saying. I believe that every individual – whether lost or saved should be sitting under the sound of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For as you know this is the only hope that mankind has – w/o Chirst as their savior Adam’s children will spend eternity in the torment and anquish of Hell.

What concerns me – is that way too many are coming to church to worship, but they do not know who it is that they are worshipping. So many of our church members today are no different than the world around them. They act pious at times when it suits their need. However, question their motive for worship and all piety vanishes faster than a vapor of steam. Peter and Paul both admonished believers to make their calling and election sure. It should be an awful thought to each and every Christian that there is coming a day when Jesus will say to many – ”Depart from me you workers of lawlessness!” What seems more hideous at least at this time is that some of these many are worshipping with us every week and thus my concern – we don’t seem to care! May God put a burden on our hearts to share the goodnews of his Son to all.

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2 Comments »

  1. Bless you for this post. You are right, I fear that there is more of an emphasis placed on church membership and not enough placed on discipleship. It is just like Sarah and Abraham, God said they would have a child, but, instead of waiting for God’s perfect will to be done, they adopted an attitude of a child at any cost, is good. Abraham laid with Hagar, and instead of the child of promise they, spawned a child who’s descendants, natural and spiritual, to this very day act as wild men.

    It is the same in todays church, children at any cost, even at the expense of compromising the Gospel. How often do you see people flocking to alter calls after hearing a sermon that never once mentioned Jesus as savior; let alone sin and repentance. What are they responding to? They certainly are not the children of promise. The day is short we must return to expositional preaching and teaching.

    Comment by Digital Publius — December 17, 2008 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  2. Hassan – thanks for comment. I heartily agree with you that we must not compromise the Gospel. Paul warned the Galatians in his epistle against entertaining another gospel (which is not another – for their is only one true Gospel of Jesus Christ), he wrote:

    “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you to the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preach to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed” (or as the Greek says: “anathama” – i.e., let him be found under divine wrath [suffering eternal hell]).

    We are living in a time that so many want to use the name Christian for their benefit. It becomes an advantage for them in their social, economical, and (may I also say) political pursuits. However, you must not ask and surely do not expect the majority of these professors to live a life reflecting Christ the savior. To ask and expect such is to peer into their personal life and surely that cannot be tolerated (unless, of course, they are the ones doing the peering into another’s personal actions). My concern – is there seems to be many like this in our churches. I pray that God will raise up servants to preach, teach, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ His Son to our churches, as well as, to any who will listen. May the message of the new-birth be proclaimed to all mankind. May the hearing of the gospel of Christ cause a multitude to come to repentance of their sins and find saving faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior. Blessings my friend.

    Comment by pilgrimskeyboard — December 17, 2008 @ 5:10 pm | Reply


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