„God is abandoning America, Anne Graham Lotz says, because we abandoned Him and refuse to repent for three specific sins: abortion, abandoning Israel and gay marriage.
„I don’t think we are too far gone, but I believe we are reaching the point of no return,” Lotz said in a video.
The evangelist says our country easily fulfills Romans 1, which details how God gave man over to sin.
„God just backs away and gives us over in His first path in this downward spiral to sexual immorality. That is the sexual revolution, that is free sex, which actually is very expensive,” Lotz says…”
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Source : Charisma News
„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
„There is a disheartening rite of passage every young pastor faces. And though it was almost 10 years ago, I remember my own moment clearly. „Have you heard?” asked my senior pastor when I arrived at the church office that morning. I hadn’t. So he proceeded to tell me about the well-known pastor whose moral failure had made the morning headlines. I remember two things about that moment: my pastor’s grief and my inability to focus the remainder of the day. Though neither of us had met the man or been greatly influenced by his ministry, this pastor’s public shame still felt deeply personal.
„Have you heard?” As the years have passed I’ve come to dread that question, yet it—and the sad stories behind it—is frustratingly common. The hushed conversations between pastors at these moments reflect an unsettling worry: that in our discredited colleagues, we see possible reflections of ourselves. We too have known temptation. We too inhabit a church culture that can seem to hinder our own discipleship by elevating ministry production over spiritual fruit…” Read the full article
Source : Christianity Today
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