There is something to be "said" for the old time religion --
When we used to "testify" in our church services -- "pop-corn" testimonies - What a Blessing -
The Bible was held up for all to see and not our degree in psychology
When preachers relied on The Holy Spirit's leading for a message instead of a "year of recorded sermons for each week"
When sinning bowed our souls till we found peace with God --
When "missions" was a burden for us to do something --
When "soul winning" was a word used in church --
*Today we see mega churches -- multi-tasking church leadership -- classes on "relativism" - preaching a Christ of niceties -- a gospel of love, sweetness , giving no offence -- so we get better by being positive, attending positive re-inforcing services and "feeling good" --
Now not all of these churches are bad -- no no no -- but we must beware of this one thing -- Since when has the Gospel of Jesus Christ been so popular -- Sin and the preaching of The Blood has always "bothered" natural man and has never been popular in John Doe's , First Church of Common Sense
We preach Christ and Him Crucified - fleeing from the Wrath to Come -- Hating Sin in all its allurment -- The Bible is The Light to our path and The Lamp to our feet not the latest best seller by some super star Christian author -- We preach Christ in All HIS GLORY - His Love for the world -- We preach Salvation thru His Blood ONLY -- nothing man can do can influence God in saving his soul -- none of this " come to church , be nice - treat your neighbor like Jesus would and have a good week -- kisses , hugs --etc.
I testified to the Social Worker today at work, she is saved , told her how I witnessed to my mom and dad and how God saved them 3 months later - - she had tears as she had witnessed to her mom , a christian scientist --(cult) she has not seen her mom come around in 20 years -- after I shared with her , she said she will continue to "believe" God for her mom --
God Bless all the Old Time Believers ---
there are many saved believers in all churches , we just want to keep the Lights Burning as they did in Paul's day -----