Bible Lesson 240

Let’s grade your Church by using God’s Word the Bible. Matthew 16:18

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.” A. W. Tozer

It would be wise for all of us today to turn to The Revelation and read the letter that Christ had sent to the seven Churches in Asia. There you will find a dead church, A loveless church, a persecuted church, a compromising church, a corrupt church, a lukewarm church and a faithful church.

Where would the church you attend rate in that list’ Probably not many today would be able to qualify as faithful. Why do you think that is’ Perhaps you think that every church today is alright but if you are awake and aware, you know better.

If you are like most people that go to church today, you probably go for the wrong reason. Some go to church because their relatives went there and some because they want to look good to their communities, others go just to be able to say that they went to church, or to be seen by others in church.

If you were to stop most of them leaving church and ask them what the scripture was for the basis of the sermon or what was the point of the sermon, not many would be able to tell you.

Why do you think most people (including yourselves) attend a church’ Let me ask you this. Do you know what your church thinks about the Word of God and the Bible’

Do think that the Bible is the inerrant word of God or does your church simply allow everyone in attendance to believe whatever makes them feel good about themselves. Do you care enough to attempt to know what is going on in your congregation’

You would probably be surprised to know that most churches are filled with people who do not know the truth about God, because most of them do not know the Bible.

No man will ever enter the pearly gates of heaven If they have not studied (and I mean striven to learn all that is available to learn about our God), and you know that not many and maybe not even you, have ever really studied the Word and read it knowing that it is God speaking to a lost world.

Can you believe that most of the people in America today are practicing Atheist’ My friends you are either a Christian or you are an Atheist because nobody in America will ever be able to say to God, ”I did not know’.

It was available and they did not make the effort to reach out to God and that makes them responsible. According to some samplings 53 percent of evangelicals in America believe that everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature. If you believe that most people are good you need to go to Ephesians and read chapter two verses 1-10.

Further, 52 percent of Evangelicals believe that God accepts the worship of all religions, and whatever God you serve whether it’s Budda, mohammad, or whatever is alright with Jehovah. Most of us go to church and do not like to have to say anything or hear anything, but perhaps the music, and we leave church and forget we had even been.

Most have never even attempted to witness to anyone. Oh, we sometime say in passing Jesus loves you just the way you are, when the Bible says that Jesus loves those who obey Him and follow in His footsteps. (John 14:21-24).

If you think that was a little too hard for you, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Judgment is coming and there won’t be anymore room for getting it right, so hop to it now and study your Bible and then obey it.

Until next time,

may God bless and keep you

This is Bro. Bob