More and more church leaders are becoming opponents to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Their controversial views have some proclaiming that “hell does not exist,” which leads the Luke-warm Christian and those in question about the doctrine of Christ vulnerable. These leaders are experiencing a self- methodology shift. Why?
I heard an interesting conversation between a Christian and Muslim who was converted to Christianity. The converted Muslim indicated that Muslims are indoctrinated in the Koran at an early age. When Muslim’s asks Christians about their doctrine many struggle to explain. He continued to state that Muslim have more knowledge about the Christian bible than Christians.
Why? Is it because Christian’s emotional experiences outweigh their personal knowledge and experience of the bible?
A popular Pan African leader said this, “Church is popular in some regards and so unpopular in others…on the one hand it is a crutch for unhealthy psychological black folks, church is their booster shot for the week, it’s like somebody on drugs, I gotta get my hit once a week…an alcoholic, I gotta get my bottles in to keep going…’functional alcoholics’… and for other folks church don’t do nothing because why? It caters to your emotional dependencies.”
Shouting (dancing) contest, fashion shows, promiscuous sex acts, prostitution, church gangsters, money laundering, comedy shows, social media quarrels, and competitive sermons that must include hooping, has shifted the church world to gospel Hollywood.
Introducing the non-believes to Christ and feeding the poor as Jesus commissioned has become obsolete or used to blindside the corruption happening in many churches. A simple pray is offered during benediction to those who seek to join or become a Christian.
This calloused and inhumane Christian behavior was spoken of by Jesus. “Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold,” (Matthew 23:12). The cold heartiness of our government compromise and manipulate laws as if laws don’t existence. Likewise, church leaders fumble and manipulate the teachings and laws of scripture to justify their sinful acts.
Could we say the true reason why these leaders are in a self-methodology shift is because “They went out from us [seeming at first to be Christians], but they were not really of us [because they were not truly born again and spiritually transformed]; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out [teaching false doctrine], so that it would be clearly shown that none of them are of us,” (I John 2: 19)