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„…The Deceased Churches Lived For A Long Time With The Past As Hero”


” The most pervasive and common thread of our autopsies was that the deceased churches lived for a long time with the past as hero. They held on more tightly with each progressive year. They often clung to things of the past with desperation and fear. And when any internal or external force tried to change the past, they responded with anger and resolution :” We will die before we change.”

And they did.

Hear me clearly : these churches were not hanging on to biblical truths.”

Thom S. Rainer – Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive, p.18

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Din categoria Biserica/The Church, Decadere spirituala

8 Clear Signs of Hypergrace Churches


„The past several decades we have seen a dramatic decline in doctrinal and biblical preaching. We have gone from theology to therapy in the pulpits. In the past decade we went from therapy to motivational speaking instead of preaching.

In addition to this, whole churches and movements have oriented themselves to a distorted understanding of the gospel by espousing a „hypergrace” approach that trickles down to not only what they preach but who they allow to minister and teach. (I was told there is even a new television station devoted to this view of „grace.”)

Furthermore, many churches and preachers refuse to take a stand against sin and rarely if ever mention the need for repentance and topics like hell and judgment! Many of these same churches allow people to minister in music, as small group leaders, and even as ministers with no personal accountability while looking the other way when they are living sexually immoral lives and regularly engaged in drunkenness!…” Read more>>

Source : Charisma News

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Din categoria Biserica/The Church, Decadere spirituala

„The Slow Erosion of Churches”


„It is rare for long-term church member to see erosion in his or her church. Growth may come rapidly, but decline is usually slow, imperceptibly slow. This slow erosion is the worst type of decline for churches, because the members have no sense of urgency to change…”
„…The decline oa in the vibrant ministries that once existed. The decline is in the prayer lives of the members who remain. The decline is in the outward focus of the church. The decline is in the connection with the community. The decline is in the hopes and dreams of those who remain. Decline is everywhere in the church, but many don’t see it.”

Thom S. Rainer – Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive, p.12,13

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Din categoria Biserica/The Church, Decadere spirituala

False Converts and Fashionable Christians


„If you are walking in willful disobedience to God’s Word, if the consistent pattern of your life is the practice of sin and the deeds of the sinful nature that Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21, and Ephesians 5:3-7, then you must question your salvation.

Any teaching that opens the door to false assurance and loose living is not from God.

A wave of watered-down and milquetoast „Churchianity” has flooded the church world. A non-confrontational gospel has failed miserably to deal with sin and repentance. We have forgotten that the central message of the gospel is that Jesus came to save us from our sins (Mt. 1:21), not in our sins. He didn’t just come to forgive us of our sins, but to free us from our sins…” More>>
Source : Charisma News

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Din categoria Decadere spirituala, Doctrine False

Joseph Prince, false-grace and the risk of millions falling away


” Millions of current Christians are at risk of spending an eternity in Hell—and few are saying anything about it.
The leading teacher of what I believe to be the most dangerous, widespread heresy in the church today is the extremely popular pastor and teacher Joseph Prince.
Understand, I am extremely careful when it comes to dropping names—the fear of the Lord is all over me even as I write this. In fact, I can’t remember another person I’ve mentioned by name in this fashion in the last several years…More>>
Source : John Burton

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Din categoria Decadere spirituala

DECÂT SĂ MĂ BATĂ DUMNEZEU CĂ N-AM SPUS, MAI BINE SĂ MĂ BATĂ ĂȘTIA C-AM SPUS… | agnus dei – english + romanian blog


https://rodiagnusdei.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/decat-sa-ma-bata-dumnezeu-ca-n-am-spus-mai-bine-sa-ma-bata-astia-c-am-spus/

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Din categoria Decadere spirituala, Marturii

Why aren’t pastors calling out sin?


„Many people are aware of 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says, „If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways … .” But often these same people avoid the last command: „Turn from their wicked ways.”

It’s no secret that there is a significant shift in the church today to avoid sin and repentance. God’s Word says to confront, confess and turn from sin, whereas many encourage us to ignore, overlook and continue in it.

One popular TV preacher actually said, „I don’t talk about sin,” and was proud of it. Silence about sin minimizes the cross and makes it less offensive…” Read more>>
Source : Charisma News

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