I’ve been thinking about an article I recently read of how Christian churches are bending over backward to make their services happy events. By “happy events” I mean making sure their service makes you comfortable, making sure they never offend you, making sure they give the appearance of projecting their love into the congregation.
It is true, some so-called “modern” churches present more of a public relations ploy, instead of presenting a culture of teaching and preaching about God and Jesus Christ. To make sure visitors are not uncomfortable, they have bands that play exciting music, and present sermons that make the audience feel good instead of preaching the importance of redemption. The modern church says it is okay to be gay, it is okay to be transgendered, it is okay for this and okay for that, even though the Holy Bible tells a different story.
The post, on the website CharismaNews,1 cited that they are, basically, removing the church’s anointing power. As the article stated, “The happy church will entertain you. They say they exist to give people hope. They have fun programs for all your children. All their music and songs will make you feel special and soothe your guilt-ridden emotions. And they’ll do whatever they can to keep you coming back for more.”
As the world is slowly (or maybe not so slowly) becoming more under the influence of Satan, these churches are inviting you to a party, instead of teaching you how to get through the chaotic storm of the coming End of Days. They are more interested in keeping you happy today, than instructing you on how to save your life tomorrow.
This isn’t a new trend, by far, but it is increasing at a faster rate than ever before. Tell us what YOU think about this trend. Do you think it is just fine and a good method of attracting more church members in a changing world? Do you think it is a method Satan uses to invade the Church and turn people away from God? Or maybe you have a completely different opinion. Whatever it is, leave your comment and share your thoughts.
Copyright © 2018, Dr. Ray Hermann
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References & Notes
1. Farias, Bert M., “Is Your Church Flirting With Delilah?” (The Flaming Herald, CharismaNews.com, 1 June 2018), https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/the-flaming-herald/71394-is-your-church-flirting-with-delilah
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