Change or die.
Imagine hearing those words from your physician. I hope you would be motivated to change. Eat well. Exercise. Stop smoking.
You get the picture.
Okay, I have some tough news for you who are members or leaders of about 100,000 churches in America.
Change or die.
You read that correctly. In fact, if your churches don’t make substantive changes in the next few years, your church will die.
So what churches are at risk? Instead of naming the specific churches, I have listed them in five categories. The categories are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
1. Shallow roots.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-church-types-that-must-change-or-die-165037/#66r8hjhmhgPgEtZl.99
BREMEN, Germany – Germany was the birthplace of the Reformation and was once a base for world missions. But much of Germany today is covered by a profound spiritual darkness, as are most Western nations.
Those who refuse to compromise on the teaching of scripture pay a price.
Bremen Pastor Olaf Latzel knows full well that there is a cost for speaking out boldly – especially in today’s Germany, where traditional Christian teaching is viewed by many as bigoted, hateful, and even „un-Christian.”
Latzel has been attacked in the media, investigated by the local government, and even denounced by fellow pastors. His crime? Refusing to bend a knee to political correctness…”
„America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, I’ve lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer.
The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallies—we are calling this the Decision America Tour. I want to challenge Christians to boldly live out their faith and to pray for our nation and its leaders. I want to encourage Christians to get out and vote, and to cast their ballots for candidates who uphold biblical principles…” Read more>>
Source: Billy Graham
” If headlines are to be believed, America at the dawn of 2015 is a divided nation. From violent and lawless protests over alleged racial injustice by law enforcement and attacks on time-honored marriage to the dismissal of the rule of law in favor of judicial and executive activism and the attempted marginalization of voices that hold to objective morality, warring factors are only partially hidden behind the guise of national peace.
By Deborah Hamilton
And while many pin hopes for a prosperous future on the leaders of Capitol Hill or the occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, religion and culture expert Dr. Alex McFarland says something far different from government action is need if America is to survive as a nation. – See more at: http://www.faithnews.cc/?p=19388#sthash.0yD1vine.dpuf