By Paul ProctorApril 27, 2011 NewsWithViews.com
The command from Jesus was so simple:
â€œGo ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.â€ (Mark 16:15)
How complicated is that?
The world is right outside our door; and yet, look at the â€œchurchâ€ today and what those claiming to be His disciples and witnesses are actually conveying to that world just in the latest headlines alone:
â€¢ 'Church Sucks' But Come Anyway? â€¢ Many Born-Again Christians Hold Universalist Views â€¢ Utah church offers free Korans in Easter gesture â€¢ Worst place to Celebrate Easter Is in Church, Says Pastor â€¢ Nashville-area church offers drive-thru prayer â€¢ Church's 'Dance Your Shoes Off' video goes viral â€¢ Survey Reveals Decade-Long 'Erosion' of Traditional U.S. Congregations â€¢ Church Touts Homosexuality as a Gift, Not a Sin â€¢ 'A Massive Shift Coming in What it Means to Be a Christian"
Is it any wonder there is so much confusion about Who Jesus is, what He did and what He taught â€“ and that so many frustrated Bible believers are wandering from church to church these days looking for someone to simply preach it and teach it as it is written?
Itâ€™s as if church and staff have become desperately bored with the Bible and are so afraid that the world will be likewise that they must try anything and everything imaginable to get more attention and attendance in a noisy, jaded and wicked world.
I continue to be both saddened and disturbed by how many professional Christians there are today that are more interested in advancing their own ministries and agendas than they are the Word of God â€“ and frankly, it shows because far too many spend their time and effort talking about we, me and mine â€“ promoting and defending themselves, their feelings, their visions and their experiences with one another, week in and week out, rather than contending for the faith with Bible in heart and hand. (Jude 1:3)
Christians, what have we become?