Today, Christianity tends to be disqualified on the grounds that it argues that an unchanging and universal truth even exists. In other words, a particular faith used to be wrong on the basis of what one perceived to be truth; now a faith is wrong for claiming there is such a thing.
You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s Word to God’s people the day before.
Once saved, always safe. To say otherwise, and to preach it, might be something akin to insulting the Holy Spirit.
It’s here in the U.S., in the Western world more generally, where so much less is at stake that we offer up such pathetic reasons (at least I suspect God considers them pathetic) for not joining together with fellow believers on a regular, weekly basis. And almost all of the excuses are anthropocentric rather than Christocentric.
If you approach church as a place to passionately pursue Jesus and devote yourself to fulfilling His purposes, then you and your church can be a part of changing the world for the better. Here’s how...
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By average I don’t mean mediocre or lazy. Just normal. Because that’s what most of those leading in churches today are. Normal.