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The secularization of the church

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It seems many churches today what to bring the world into the church.
Of course we should allow unbelievers into the church, (whether it's a building or a group of people).
How else would they be saved? How else would they be a part of the body?

Even Jesus went out the tax collectors, prostitutes and sinners.
But He didn't go after them so just so they could come into His Father's house and practice sin there.
When Jesus saved people, He told them... go, and sin no more.

When people were practicing ungodly things in the temple, Jesus chased them out. He didn't allow
them to continue doing these things in God's house.

Of course we ourselves are God's house (our bodies are the temple of God).
Much could be said here about how God feels about us allowing sin our temples.

But back to allowing the world into the church.
Some churches allow gay members, gay clergy, and even bisexual church leaders.
(I wonder how you can be faithful to someone - if you are having sex with people of both genders?)
Some churches are putting in 3rd bathrooms to cater to the transgender and cross dressers.

I've seen some churches that have bingo halls and alcohol certain days of the week.
One church is actually at a winery, with wine tasting ceremonies after church.

Some churches allow the youth to put secular videos on the over-head projector to "relate"
to the unsaved. (I notice they play the same videos, even when everyone is supposedly already saved).
Some churches allow same sex couples to sit in the congregation, hand in hand, arm in arm,
and of course some are even willing to marry these people.

Instead of relating to the world, we should be relating to God.
Instead of making the church more worldly, we should be making the world more Godly!
Instead of bringing to world into the church to keep practicing the things they did on the outside
we should bringing them in to become more righteous, more conformed into the image of Christ.

God may love these people, but that doesn't mean He approves of their lifestyles of sin.
The church needs to quit telling these people that they (the church) approve of it.

I saw a video earlier this week of a church allowing Muslims to come in and worship with them,
"after all we all worship the same god". Some of the Christians were even bowing down towards Mecca.

God has called us to be Holy, righteous, obedient, a peculiar people, a royal priesthood,
He has called us to follow in the steps of Jesus, to walk in conformity to the will of God.

Instead of dying to our old selves and crucifying our fleshly desires, we are allowing the world
to come in and change our values, our standards, and even our beliefs.
 

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