I want to say this with as much sincerity nd gentleness that I can muster up in times like these. There seems to be a great falling away from what we know and believe. Some of us may have started out wrong by putting our faith in the man of God rather than what he was supposed to be preaching about. Some may have taken the low road and just slid out of church through some back door or open window, but you voted with your feet and didn’t sy a word when you went out. Others just stayed and stuck around waiting for something better, so when the next big thing came along and the church wasn’t moving fast enough, you got yourself up and went to the next big thing until better things come along. It’s just sad. Faithless followers filling up pews, waiting on the “show.” They don’t want church. They want to be entertained by praise and worship duets and quartets that are professional without professing Christ. They want a preached word that may not even be the Word but that sounds good to what Paul called itching ears. It’s just sad to see.
Where are you headed? Where are you going as you go away from the church? Will you find Jesus in your escape? Will He visit you as you depart? Consider carefully how you answer. If you have one foot in the sanctuary and another foot hovering over uncertainty, please reconsider. Take a moment and pray before drifting and straying away from the flock. We’ve all been there in one way or another. Talk to an experienced Christian who has walked with the Lord for some time. We all lose people. We will suffer losses great and small, but we have assurance in Christ for our souls.
Trust God. Keep the faith. Stay strong in spite of adversity. Live like Christ, loving those around you. Stay the course.
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