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Daily Devotional – October 16

HOW DOES GOD SPELL RELIEF?

I am currently studying”ecclesiology” in an effort to determine where modern religion and today’s contemporary church has gone wrong.  There is a church mentioned in the book of Revelation that reminds me of many Christians and our churches today:

Revelation 3:15-17 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 

The next few devotionals will be about what a good church should be and do.   Meanwhile, the Berean would love for you to chime in with your opinions as to why Christianity and the contemporary church gives God a stomach ache.

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October 16, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

3 Comments »

  1. What really killed us was the bricks.

    Comment by Brian REason | October 16, 2006 | Reply

  2. I don’t know if you have heard the song by Casting Crowns, Plastic People, I think that song is so true in churchs today. A lot of people hide behind plastic faces, they are hurting inside, or have sins that they are dealing with, or not dealing with, but they never let it be known.
    They don’t want people to see what is behind the mask. It could be that they are ashamed, or they are afriad that people won’t accept them. Either way, the result is the same, they grow farther away or become luke warm..
    We all fall short, but thank God he loves us enough to pick us up when we do.

    Comment by Les | October 16, 2006 | Reply

  3. Ha! I understand, Brian. I do!

    Hi Les, I haven’t heard it, but it sounds applicable. Churches are failing people, people are failing churches. There is something wrong with the conventional formula, I’m thinking. It is a shame to think there are people hurting out there that are not being taken care of by other Christians–after all, it is what we are called to do.

    More to come.

    -j

    Comment by bereans | October 17, 2006 | Reply


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