Change The World For Good

World Changers

“Then all the Elders of Israel
Gathered themselves together, and came
To Samuel unto Ra’mah
And said unto him, behold thou
Art old, and thy sons walk not in thy
Ways: now make us a king to judge
Us like all the nations.”
1 Samuel 8:4-5.

On January 18, 2018 in the Odessa American there was the following article printed, “The Antioch Christian Education Center, 4080 Maple Ave. has scheduled a Daddy-Daughter Dance from 6 to 7:30 PM on January 26th. The event will include dancing, desserts and pictures.”

Do you suppose there will be a discussion how that Church will change the world by sending Missionaries to Africa? Do you suppose there will be a Talk on how to stop the murder of unborn fetus? Do you suppose a talk will be delivered on fornication? Do you think there will be a lecture on how big the Ector County Texas – dope problem is? The answer will be, “No!”

When the Church of Jesus Christ tries to be like the World – then it will lose its power, glory and might.

 

The success of the spreading of the Gospel, depends upon how Christians are different than Worldlings. Do you think the minors, elder, or deacons tried to find out what the New Testament states about “Clutching the World’s”, methods?

I’ve looked in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, myself. There doesn’t seem to be any reference to “Dances” within the congregation. I admit, that I’m not Greek or Hebrew schooled – so I cannot honor for certain all the meanings of dancing.

There is a dance that cast John the Baptist is head as told in Matthew 14: 6,7,8.

“But when Herod’s birthday was
Kept, the daughter of He-ro’di-as
Danced before them, and pleased
Herod.
Whereupon he promised with an
Oath to give her whatsoever she
Would ask.
And she, being before instructed
Of her mother, said, give me here
John Baptist’s head in a charger.”

Change The World For Good

CREDIT: http://biblereasons.com/worldly-things/

Yikes!  The Church has decided that the way to procure new members, is to bring them in the “wordly” way and thus – into the Body of Christ. I think the right way to accomplish this would be to have as much activity that resembles the Word. Seldom is it mentioned that this will dilute the Gospel of Christ.

Look around you and observe the activity of people trying to set a pattern of adapting Satan’s way:

  • Let’s play board games,
  • Let’s eat food when we meet,
  • Let’s have trips for older people,
  • Let’s have day centers for children,
  • Let’s bring in entertainment.

The Church was never about any of the above. In the environment of our time, there is a multitude of books on “How to be a Christian”. These are called “how to …” volumes. Recently a Sunday School teacher said in the class that she had never read the book of David. Everyone believed her, too.

This did not come as a shock to me. This woman from all outward appearances is a fine and moral believer in the Son of God. The Leadership of our Church had never had any instruction of this type – so she was understandably confused.

 

GOOD NEWS

The Church as a whole has become a stagnant pool. There are exceptions but these are for in between. The blame is clearly the fault of the leadership of the various organizations. What has happened is that the people have been told all that is necessary is to give to the poor and the Church must have more buildings for the various groups.

Just go to any church and listen to them talk about the Youth. They don’t need another building. They need to teach the basic fundamentals of discipline and self control.

 

Schools are NOT instructing our Youth on what to do when they run into temptation.

 

We now have children that are floundering when it comes to dope, alcohol and sex. It seems as If the word “Judgement” has never been explained to people and that there is such a thing as cause and effect. The Church has also adopted this stance.

My daughter told me she attended a meeting recently, at the Dallas Country Club – where a group of ministers sat back and drank wine while the instruction was being given by another minister or teacher. Get ready – the Judgement has to come. We don’t know when, where or how – but, judgement WILL arrive.

In I Corinthians 15:1-4, the gospel is set out.

“Moreover brethren, I declare
unto you the gospel which I
preached unto you, which also ye
have received, and wherein ye stand;
by which also ye are saved, if ye
keep in memory what I preached
unto you, unless ye have believed in cain.
For I delivered unto you first of
All that which I also received, how
That Christ died for our sins according
To the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose
Again the third day according to the scriptures.”

 

To expect this generation to Evangelize – is absurd.

 

Few people even comprehend that this is a part of the Gospel that Jesus commanded to us. This can be found in, Matthew 28:16-20.

“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee,
unto a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but
some doubted.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All
power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I
have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you
always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

 

The leadership of the Church is at fault. It is sickening to listen to the phone calls asking and begging for money. Here are some examples:

  • Hospitals for Children,
  • Food for the poor,
  • Rescue mission, and
  • Toys for the little ones.

 

The Government of the United States and the State of Texas have such programs. This is not Christianity. The way to accomplish any of this is to have a person seek out the individual needy. Personally, I have known and seen recipients who were so fat that there was no excuse for them to receive money.

There is a way for us to restore the Missions of the Church. There must be a change of attitude and a change of the heart and mind of the membership of the body.

 

Stop the asking for money to supply worldly goods. It is a fraud. It is a fake. It only increases a desire for more.

 

Both of the parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, have latched onto the robbery of We the People to distribute the wealth of what others have worked and labored to make. Degenerates such as Obama, Clinton, and Bush have raised the bar for “giveaways” and freebies.

Trump will hopefully stop this atrocity. Every Christian should thank God that Hillary Clinton was not permitted to be to be President. The Republic would have collapsed very quickly. Not to mention – that we would have already started on World War III!

 

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

In order for there to be a Revival – there must be an attitude event. There can be little if any shift in a mental attitude when men and women dress like they just came from a homeless shelter. This idea that a person must “dress down” in their attire is a misnomer.

 

Unless a person shows respect toward themselves; others will not put you on a higher plane. Look around you! The people in power wear coats and ties. Uphold your own dignity.

 

At the Cross, there was a way of separating the Government of Jesus. It was worth more. See Matthew 27:35.

“And they crucified him, and parted his garments,
casting lots; that might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, they parted my garments
Among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.”

Women who wear torn clothes only belittle themselves. Show some pride in a dress or a pants outfit. Another fact is tight clothes prove little or anything. If a woman wears tight clothes – she wants people to look at her body.

Another way to impress people – or not, is in the language that you use. Speak about the Holy Scripture, when speaking to others. This will shock the listener, who generally is unfamiliar with the Word. Stop showing how ignorant you are by cursing as an expression. Anyone who curses, shows their inability to carry a thought succinctly. They are not educated.

Stand up to the heathens who are constantly belittling those of us who are Christian. Return a caustic remark with a response that can take them down. Remember you must defend the faith! Try to ridicule their evil remark. Jesus used this in, Matthew 27:11.

“And Jesus stood before the governor: and the
Governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King
of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.”

 

Take no remark that is not answered. Never let a false remark go unanswered. This was what people did when Obama told his lies. Look what happened – then!

This evil muslim-leaning brought his satanic ways on us. He was and is a disgusting human just as is Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. I read that he has recently retained council. Hopefully, he’ll pay for his transgressions.

 

When we stand up against SIN – then we will get respect. Stop accepting the garbage that the world tells us Christians.

 

Much of the worldly ways originates in the theological seminars. The professors and teachers do not have fire in their bellies to evangelize – because they grew up under the Public School Systems. Paul spent most of his time teaching what was expected of these new converts. Acts 18:4,5, is an example here.

“And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath,
and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
And when Silas and Timotheus were come from
Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and
Testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.”

 

It was Martin Luther who told the Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church that you are not teaching correctly because we are saved by GRACE – not words.

The letters of Paul to the Churches is an example that people must be taught. At no time can a person just do what pleases them. This includes what churches are to learn from the instructions of Paul.

There are decisions which have to be made and such will be very unpopular from many points. It was Chuck Swindoll that brought this up in his blog.

The decision had to be made as to whether the invasion of Europe was to happen on the morning of June 6, 1944. This was the largest invasion in all history. It had been planned for months but several factors were very troubling. Here was the situation:

  • The weather had turned bad,
  • The tide was not right,
  • The sea was troubled, and
  • There was a split in command, some said, “Do not invade now.”

 

General Eisenhower gave the command when he said, “Let’s go”. Later the sands of the beach were red with the blood of Americans. This was serious business because death sat on the cliff at Normandy.

 

The Church can no longer tolerate the WORLD – creeping into the Church. Do not allow the Wolves to be a part of the Church.

 

Paul knew this was going to happen. In Acts 20:29, he told the church at Ephesus this.

“For I know this, that after my departing shall
grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing
the flock.”

 

Unless the Church stops and cast off the worlds way – the ultimate result will be a group of people who do not know God. Then it will be the reason people will burn in hell.

We must evangelize! We must speak of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. He taught us of the sin, righteousness and judgment to come.

 

CONCLUSION

  • Purge the church of the world,
  • Evangelize,
  • Make the hard decisions.

    God Bless Our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

 

WORK FOR THE NIGHT SO COMING

Work, for the night is coming,
Work thro’ the morning hours;
Work while the dew is sparkling,
Work ‘mid springing flow’rs.

Work when the day grows brighter,
Under the glowing sun;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man’s work is done.

Work for the night is coming,
Work thro’ the sunny noon;
Fill brightest hours with labor–
Rest comes sure and soon.

Give every flying minute
Something to keep in store;
Work, for the night is coming,
When man works no more.

Work for the night is coming,
Under the sunset skies:
While their bright tints are glowing,
Work, for daylight flies.

Work till the last beam fadeth,
Fadeth to shine no more;
Work, while the night is dark’ning,
When man’s work is o’er.”

 

 

Gerald K. Fugit
DiggingOldWells.com
January 21, 2018

 

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